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Cdv-rare pose of a double armed Johnny Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh"
Cdv-rare pose of a double armed Johnny Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh." Clem is holding a rifle and has a holstered pistol on his belt.
A lengthy explanation of how Clem became the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh" is imprinted on the back of the image. Wear as shown.

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John Lincoln Clem (nicknamed Johnny Shiloh; August 13, 1851 May 13, 1937) was an American general officer who served as a drummer boy in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He gained fame for his bravery on the battlefield, becoming the youngest noncommissioned officer in the history of the United States Army. He retired from the Army in 1915, having attained the rank of brigadier general in the Quartermaster Corps; he was at that time the last veteran of the American Civil War still on duty in the United States Armed Forces, although others similarly aged and experienced such as Peter Conover Hains and Albert A. Michelson rejoined the military after World War I started. By special act of Congress on August 29, 1916, he was promoted to major general one year after his retirement.