General Humphrey has informed Colonel Clem that his action is disapproved, and would not have been taken if he had had a proper conception of his duties. The money, having been turned into the treasury, is now beyong the control of the war department, and officials say it will have to be reappropriated by congress to meet existing obligations. It is not unlikely that Colonel Clem will be relieved of his present duties and recalled to the United States.
Colonel Clem is one of the heroes of the War of the Rebellion, and is known as the drummerboy of Chickamauga, because of his gallant conduct in the battle while serving as a drummer in the Twenty-Second Michigan Volunteer Infantry.
MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday, Sept 3, 1904, P. 3
After reading more on John L. Clem, (John Winton Clem (Klem, Klemm), his sister states he was only 30 inches tall! Even after returning from POW camp. I smell a bit of untruth here, somewhere.