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John Clem

Army soldier

Died when: 85 years 273 days (1029 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

John Clem

John Lincoln Clem (August 13, 1851 – May 13, 1937), famously known as Johnny Shiloh, was a United States Army general who served as a drummer boy in the Union Army in the American Civil War.

He gained fame for his bravery on the battlefield, becoming the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history.He retired from the U.S.

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 U.S.

Armed Forces, although others similarly aged, including Albert_A._Michelson rejoined the military after WWI started.By special act of Congress on August 29, 1916, he was promoted to major general one year after his retirement.


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