Brooklyn in the Civil War
Soldiers Women Slavery Daily Life
interactive map timeline games documents lesson plans books & websites glossary
Additional Documents: Previous DocumentSoldiersNext Document
photo of inscription on Clarence D. McKenzie Monument, Green-Wood Cemetery
2-times 4-times
Go to: Lesson Plan
Go to: Printable Version

Clarence D. McKenzie Monument (inscription)

Green-Wood Cemetery

Clarence D. McKenzie, the 12-year old drummer boy for Brooklyn's 13th Regiment, died on June 11, 1861. This monument in his honor stands above his grave in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery. The inscription reads: "ERECTED BY THE DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS OF THE 13TH REGT. N.G., S.N.Y., IN MEMORY OF CLARENCE D. MACKENZIE, BORN FEB. 8, 1849, DIED AT ANNAPOLIS, MD., JUNE 11, 1861, AGED 12 YRS, 4 MOS, 3 DYS."

For more about Clarence McKenzie, see Document 26. To see the full view of this monument, see Document 27.





Citation - Document 28
Photographs: Cemeteries - Greenwood - Monuments - Mackenzie Monument (Drummer Boy)
July 14, 1861
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

Additional Documents: Previous DocumentSoldiersNext Document
About the Project | Feedback | Brooklyn Collection | Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online