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Gen 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) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Sarah Freeman Dunlap McClernand (1824 - 1861)*
  Minerva Dunlap McClernand (1836 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah McClernand (____ - 1861)*
  John McClernand (____ - 1858)*
  Helen Chase McClernand Butler (1846 - 1870)*
 
*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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