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CLINGMAN, ANDREW R.

CLINGMAN, ANDREW R. (1844-14 May 1864), a soldier depicted by LEVI T. SCOFIELD in the infantry sculpture group The Color Guard on the SOLDIERS & SAILORS MONUMENT, enlisted in Co. E, 103d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 8 Aug. 1862 in Cleveland. Clingman (sometimes spelled Klingman), son of Andrew and Maria Clingman, was described as being 5 ft. 7 and 1/2 in. tall, of dark complexion with hazel eyes and brown hair. His place of birth was listed as "Atlantic Ocean," and his occupation as sailmaker. He was one of the color guard killed during an assault at the battle at Resaca, Ga., on 14 May 1864. Capt. Scofield, XXIII Army Corps engineers, observed the assault and claimed to have seen Clingman carried off the field in a blanket. After the war, Scofield depicted Clingman in the Color Guard group as the soldier on the right flank, lying on his back, suffering from a mortal wound. He was one of two 103d soldiers depicted by name. (See also MARTIN STREIBLER.)


Board of Monument Commissioners. Brief Historical Sketch of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument (1965).

Members of the One Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Personal Reminiscences and Experiences Campaign Life in the Union Army, 1862-1865 (1900).