at Newark, Ohio.
He first attracted the attention of General Rosecrans during a review at Nashville, where he was acting as marker for his regiment.
His extreme youth (he is quite small for his age) and intelligent appearance interested the general, and calling him to him he questioned him as to his name, age, regiment, etc. General Rosecrans spoke encouragingly to the young soldier, and told him to come and see him whenever he came where he was. He saw no more of the boy until the end of 1863, when he went to his place of residence — the Burnet House-and found Johnny Clem sitting on his sofa, waiting to see him. Johnny had experienced some of the vicissitudes of war since last they met. He had been captured by Wheeler's cavalry near Bridgeport.
His captors took him to Wheeler, who saluted him with-
What are you doing here, you d d little Yankee scoundrel?
Said Johnny Clem, stoutly: General Wheeler, I an no more a d d scoundrel than you are, sir.
Johnny said that the reb