Description: Uniformed boy standing beside tall musket.
Historical Note: Ten-year-old drummer John Lincoln Clem, of Newark, Ohio, became famous as "Johnny Shiloh" after he survived a shrapnel shell during the Battle of Shiloh that crushed his drum. Having been refused entry in the Third Ohio because of his young age, he tagged along with the 22nd Michigan Infantry, which issued him a drum and a sawed-off musket. Having lived through Shiloh, he fought at Chickamauga and was wounded in Atlanta. After the war, President Grant appointed him to the regular army, in which he rose to the rank of Colonel, before retiring in 1903.
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