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John Alexander McClernand
Birth: May 30, 1812
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1900
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

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) 
 
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 Parents:
  Fatima McClernand
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Freeman Dunlap McClernand (1824 - 1861)*
  Minerva Dunlap McClernand (1836 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  John McClernand (____ - 1858)*
  Sarah McClernand (____ - 1861)*
  Helen Chase McClernand Butler (1846 - 1870)*
  Edward John McClernand (1848 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 14, Lot 77
 
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Record added: Mar 03, 2001
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General, thank you for your military service to our country through direct communications with the White House. This greatly assisted in you being moved all about the country during your military tenure. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Sep. 20, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which come here to view too !!!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
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