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 John Alexander McClernand

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John Alexander McClernand

  • Birth 30 May 1812 Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 1900 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 14, Lot 77
  • Memorial ID 20752

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.

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  • Added: 3 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20752
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Alexander McClernand (30 May 1812–20 Sep 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20752, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .