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Wilmer McLean
Birth: May 3, 1814
Death: Jun. 5, 1882

Civil War Figure. The only man to have the Civil War begin in his front yard and end in his parlor. May 1861, his estate on Bull Run became part of the Confederate defenses and two months later his land became part of the battlefield. One of the first artillery shots went down his chimney and exploded in a stew that was cooking for General Beauregard's lunch. Seeking peace and quiet he moved to a farm that he owned in Appomattox, and later his own parlor was picked for Lee's surrender to Grant. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel McClean (1770 - 1823)
  Lucretia McCLean (1775 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Beverley McLean (1818 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Lula Virginia McLean Blackwell (1857 - 1886)*
  Nannie Maury McLean Spilman (1863 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Jane McLean (____ - 1810)*
  Samuel McLean (1801 - 1881)*
  Catharine McLean Hooe (1807 - 1859)*
  Anthony McLean (1812 - 1893)*
  Wilmer McLean (1814 - 1882)
  Douglas McLean (1816 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 06, 1999
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Angel Day Blessings, Mr. McLean. Rest always in peace.
- sjm
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014

- James Snow
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