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army officer

John Lincoln Clem, American army officer.

Background

Clem, John Lincoln was born on August 13, 1851 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of of Roman and Mary (Weber) C.

Education

Graduate Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1875.

Career

General W. H. French, United States Army, May 24, 1875 (died 1899). Married second, Bessie, d. Daniel Sullivan, of San Antonio, Texas, September 23, 1903.

Children—John L., Anne E. Attempted to enlist as drummer in 3d Ohio and 22d Michigan vols., May 1861, but was rejected on account of youth. Enlisted as drummer, 22d Michigan Infantry May 1, 1862. Promoted sergeant at battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1863.

Appointed Second lieutenant 24th United States Infantry, December 18, 1871. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, August 13, 1915, retired as major general, August 29, 1916. Chairman Fredericksburg-Spottsylvania Battle Grounds Commission With Army of Cumberland, Civil War, and participated in battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Perryville, Stone River, Resaca, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Nashville, etc.

Chief q.-married Philippine Division, 1903-1906, Department of Texas, 1906-1911, Department of the Lakes, Chicago, 1911-1915.

Connections

Married Anita Rossetta, d.; married second, Bessie, d. Children: John L., Anne E. Attempted to enlist as drummer in 3d Ohio and 22d Michigan.

spouses:
Anita Rossetta

Bessie

children:
John L. Clem

Anne E. Attempted to enlist as drummer in 3d Ohio and 22d Mich Clem