Newark, Ohio: Statue of America's Youngest Soldier

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Address:
W. Main St., Newark, OH
Directions:
On the west side of downtown, on the northwest corner of W. Main and N. 6th Sts. Turn onto N. 6th and park in the handy Veterans' Park parking lot.
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Statue of America's Youngest Soldier

John Clem was just nine years old when he ran away and joined the Union Army as a drummer boy. His slightly banged-up statue captures him in mid- rat-a-tat-tat.

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Drummer statue.

Statue of America's Youngest Soldier

The statue of America's Youngest Soldier is on a small knoll. It's visible from the street.

[Jonathan Hershey, 06/29/2011]

April 2014: Photo added.


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