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Clarence D. McKenzie Monument

Green-Wood Cemetery

Clarence D. McKenzie, drummer boy for Brooklyn's 13th Regiment, was killed early in the Civil War. He was only 12 years old. His funeral was held on July 14, 1861, and 3,000 people attended. This monument stands above his grave in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. To view the inscription on the monument, see Document 28. For more information about Clarence, see Document 26.

To learn more about Brooklyn's 13th Regiment, see the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center Web site page:
87th Infantry Regiment (Veteran), Civil War: Thirteenth Militia; Brooklyn Rifles; Washington Zouaves; Washington Rifles; Connaught Rangers
( civil/infantry/87thInf/87thInfMain.htm)



Citation - Document 27
Photographs: Cemeteries - Greenwood - Monuments - Mackenzie Monument (Drummer Boy)
July 14, 1861
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

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