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John A. McClernand Papers

Identifier: MS-BC433
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

Lyman Meacham letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1023
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

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