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 John Alexander McClernand

John Alexander McClernand

Birth
Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA
Death 20 Sep 1900 (aged 88)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot 77
Memorial ID 20752 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 3 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20752
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .