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BG Alexander Caldwell McClurg
Birth: Sep. 9, 1832
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1901
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - "McCLURG, Alexander Caldwell, publisher, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 9, 1832, son of Alexander and Sarah Trevor-McClurg, grandson of Joseph and Ann Caldwell-McClurg, and of Samuel and Sarah Bond-Trevor. Joseph McClurg came to Pittsburg, Pa. from Ireland, in 1798, with his son Alexander, born in Coleraine, Ireland, in 1786, and his wife, Sarah Trevor, born in Upton, England, in 1790. Alexander Caldwell McClurg, was graduated from Miami university, A.B. 1853, A.M. 1856. He studied law one year in Pittsburg, was a clerk in the employ of S.C. Griggs & Co., booksellers, Chicago, Ill., 1859-62, and in August 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. H, 88th Illinois volunteers, and was almost immediately unanimously promoted captain of the company. In 1862, he was detailed at Nashville, as judge advocate of a general court martial. In May, 1863, General McCook tendered him a position on his staff, and when General McCook was relieved from command, Captain McClurg was made assistant adjutant general of General Baird's division, and held this position through the battles of Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge, November, 1863. On April 12, 1864, he was made adjutant general of the 14th army corps, Gen. John M. Palmer, and when Gen. Jefferson C. Davis succeeded to the command of the 14th army corps, he was promoted lieutenant colonel, and chief of staff of the corps. He participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone's River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, New Hope church, Pine Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, and the other battles around Atlanta, and in Sherman's march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. He was brevetted colonel and brigadier general, March 13, 1865. He was a partner in the book publishing firm of S.C. Griggs & Co., 1865-72, which became Jansen-McClurg & Co., in 1872, and A.C. McClurg & Co., in 1886. On Feb. 12, 1899, the establishment was wholly destroyed fire, and Mr. McClurg re-established the business in the interests of his faithful assistants and employes and a large part of the capital stock $600,000 was purchased by them and another portion was distributed among them. In 1893, was appointed by President Cleveland, examiner at the U.S. Military academy, West Point, and the same year Yale university conferred him the honorary degree of A.M. He is author of: "Memorial of Jefferson C. Davis" (1881) and contributions to leading periodicals. He died at St. Augustine, Fla. April 15, 1901."

SOURCE (Google Books): "The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans ...", pages 1759, 1760, edited by Rossiter Johnson, John Howard Brown. 
Family links: 
  Alexander McClurg (1786 - 1873)
  Sarah Trevor McClurg (1796 - 1839)
  Eleanor Wheeler McClurg (1847 - 1905)*
  Ogden Trevor McClurg (1878 - 1926)*
  Alexander Caldwell McClurg (1879 - 1909)*
  Sarah A McClurg Hogg (1822 - 1908)*
  William A McClurg (1824 - 1903)*
  Caroline Matilda McClurg Drake (1827 - 1896)*
  Mary Frances McClurg (1829 - 1903)*
  Alexander Caldwell McClurg (1832 - 1901)
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lakeside Section, Lot 13
Created by: Art Loux
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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