October 31, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Drummer Johnny Clem, 22nd Michigan Volunteers, Autographed CDV

CDV of John Lincoln Clem, 22nd Michigan Volunteers. Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, TN imprint on verso.

Clem (1851-1937) of Newark, OH joined the 22nd Michigan as a drummer boy and gained notoriety for killing a Rebel Colonel at Chickamauga. General Rosecrans promoted him to "honorary sergeant" and he remained a staff pet and orderly for General Thomas until September 1864. Clem was commissioned into the regular army in 1874 and retired in 1901 as a brevet Major General. Here, Clem stands wearing sergeant's coat, tall boots, and corps badge with a pistol in his belt. Autographed with his claim to fame: "Johnny Clem / That shot the / Rebel, Colonel."

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,819
10/31/2018

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