Statue of John L Clem - Heath OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 40° 03.368 W 082° 24.559
17T E 379798 N 4434938
Quick Description: Statue of John L Clem and plaque at the intersection of W Main St and N 6th street
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2017 9:45:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMV1RT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Full text reads as follows:

Considered the youngest ever to serve, Clem ran away fro home at the age of 9 yrs. and 10 mos. to join the Union Army. At Snodgrass Hill, as a drummer boy in Co. "C" 22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He wold the sobriquets "The Drummer Boy" of Chickamauga", a nickname that graces his monument at Arlington National Cemetery, also known as "Johnny Shiloh", he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant after the war by President Grant, Clem served until 1915 when he retired with the rank of Major General, the last Civil War Veteran on active duty.
Group that erected the marker: Licking County

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
W Main St and N 6th street
Heath , OH


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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