Another Civil War Stories

After Clem left the army in September, 1864 and after going back to school, tried to get into the army’s military academy at West Point, NY, but failed its entrance exams. He clerked in Washington, D.C. after the war and met with President Grant, with whom he was friends during the Civil War, and received a lieutenant’s commision from the president and remained in the army until 1915, retiring as a brigadier general and was soon raised in rank to major general, retired.