The military heritage of Licking County, Ohio, goes all the way back to the land itself. A large section of central Ohio, including Licking County, was once part of The U.S. Military District. This district contained over two and a half million acres set aside for veterans of the Revolutionary War as partial compensation for their service.
The book was co-authored by Nathan J. Keirns. One chapter is devoted to Licking County's most famous veteran – Johnny Clem. Known as the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga," he was born in 1851. Around age 9, he ran off and joined the Union Army. He became the youngest non-commissioned officer in the Army's history, retiring in 1915 at the rank of Major General.
The softcover book is 8" x 10" with 101 pages and more than 150 black & white photographs and illustrations.