McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900
- Existence: 1812-1900
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection documents the military, legal, and political career of John Alexander McClernand, who was a Brigadier General of volunteers during the Civil War. McClernand served for two years (1861-1863) under the command of Ulysses S. Grant. He was promoted to Major General in 1862 but he was eventually relieved of his command. Prior to his appointment as Brigadier General by President Lincoln, McClernand served in the Illinois Legislature and the United States House of Representatives....
Dates: Created: 1823-1919; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1938
Collection — Box: 59
Scope and Contents July 24, 1879 letter to General John A. McClernand regarding his service in the Black Hawk War and his remembrance of the wilderness of the prairie when he first traveled through it. Sent in response to a request for information re: men who had served in that war.
Dates: Created: July 24, 1879
Collection — Box: 82
Scope and Contents Copy of Springer's letter, 1874, to the editor of the Illinois Register refuting allegations that Larkin G. Mead did not design and construct the Lincoln monument at Springfield. Two letters to McClernand, Oct. 24 and Dec.26, 1888 discuss a request for a West Point appointment and Mexican affairs. Four Letters to Charles A. Keyes, Jan. 6, March 8, May 22, and June 21, 1888 discuss his efforts to obtain a territorial judgeship for Keyes. Letter, Nov. 1891, to Ashbel P. Fitch in New York re: a...
Dates: Created: 1874 - 1891