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John Alexander McClernand
Birth: May 30, 1812
Death: Sep. 20, 1900

Civil War Union Major General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar & shortly thereafter served in the Black Hawk War. He served 3 terms in the state legislature & 6 terms in Congress, resigning to accept a commission as Brigadier General of Volunteers from President Lincoln. He was promoted to Major General in 1862 & participated in the battles of Belmont, Fort Dolenson, Shiloh & Vicksburg. Here he was relieved of his command by General Grant, but was later restored to his command by Lincoln & served in the campaign of Louisiana & Texas. He presided over the Democratic National Convention of 1876 & was elected Circuit Judge in 1870. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Family links: 
  Sarah Freeman Dunlap McClernand (1824 - 1861)*
  Minerva Dunlap McClernand (1836 - 1931)*
  John McClernand (____ - 1858)*
  Sarah McClernand (____ - 1861)*
  Helen Chase McClernand Butler (1846 - 1870)*
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Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 14, Lot 77
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 03, 2001
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May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
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