John Clem. Library of Congress description: "Sgt. John Clem, U.S.A.". John Lincoln Clem ( August 13, 1851 – May 13, 1937), was a United States Army general who had served as a 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 Army in 1916, having attained the rank of major general, as the last veteran of the Civil War still on duty in the Armed Forces.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division LC-BH82- 4088 from the Brady-Handy Photograph Collection Collection.
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