Tuesday, December 9, 2014

John L. Clem, "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh," Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. L. Clem."

Description: John L. Clem, "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh," Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. L. Clem." Two pages, 8.5" x 11", on G.A.R. letterhead, Washington, January 13, 1929, to Newton Sample regarding his participation in the Civil War, in part: "I did my drumming just the same, before as after enlisting. I was ten ½ years old at Shiloh." Clem spent his entire career in the army. He retired as a brigadier general in August 1915, the last Civil War veteran to serve in the U.S. Army.



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