McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900

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Illinois politician and soldier.

From the description of Report, 1861 Nov. 12. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252333

Prior to his appointment as Brigadier General of the volunteers by Abraham Lincoln, McClernand had served in the Black Hawk War, studied law and passed the bar, been elected to the Illinois legislature and to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served under Grant at Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Arkansas Post, until Grant took away his command after the Battle of Vicksburg. He was reinstated and served under General Banks at the Red River Campaign in Texas, but resigned in November 1864. Returned to his law practice, elected Sangamon County, Ill. circuit court judge, Chairman of the Democratic National Committe in 1876, and appointed to the Utah Committee by President Cleveland.

From the description of Papers, 1823-1919 [1861-1864]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 49574789

U.S. representative from Illinois, lawyer, and army officer.

From the description of Autograph of John A. McClernand, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454498

American congressman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ill., to the President, 1867 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607053

American army officer and congressman.

From the description of General Order No. 1 : "Steamer Tigress, Millikens Bend, La." : manuscript not autograph, 1863 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609209

From the description of Letter signed : "Camp Before Vicksburgh", to Admiral David D. Porter, 1863 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609269

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creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to L.Q.C. Lamar, n.p., 1885 July 2. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. Biographical sketches, [ca. 1865-ca. 1903] Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Springer, William M. Letter : Florence, Ind., to John A. McClernand, Springfield, Ill., 18[7?]7 June 24. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Thornton, William F. (William Fitzhugh), 1789-1873. Papers, 1797-1905. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to H[enry] W[ager] Halleck, n.p., 1862 Dec. 16. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947 (bulk 1865-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Pana, Springfield and North Western Railroad Company. Minutes, April 1865-Dec. 1866. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Lee, Albert Lindley, 1834-1907. Letter : New York, to George A. Sanders, n.p., 1885 Apr. 30. Texas Christian University
creatorOf French, Augustus C., 1808-1864. Papers, 1841-1852. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849,. Petition : to James K. Polk, Washington, 1846 May 16. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Mahon, James, 1808-1853. Papers, 1830-1863. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Springer, William M. Letter : Washington, D.C., to John A. McClernand, Springfield, Ill., 1876 June 19. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Garlick, Joshua P., b. ca. 1837. Letter : San Francisco, Calif., to Jessie Palmer Weber, Springfield, Ill., 1913 May 20. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Autograph of John A. McClernand, 1860. Library of Congress
referencedIn Springer, William M. Letter : Washington, D.C., to John A. McClernand, Springfield, Ill., 1876 June 19. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Petition : Springfield, Ill., to Thomas Carlin, Springfield, Ill., 1839 Dec. 14. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898. Don Carlos Buell : papers, 1853-1897. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McClernand, John Alexander, 1812-1900. General Order No. 1 : "Steamer Tigress, Millikens Bend, La." : manuscript not autograph, 1863 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS, [18]63 May 13, to John Alexander McClernand. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931. Henry Clay Warmoth papers, 1798-1953. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to Lewis W. Steward, n.p., 1876 Oct. 28. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Springer, William M. Franked envelope to John A. McClernand, [between 1875 and 1895]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to [Augustus Hill Garland], n.p., 1885 May 9. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McClernand, John Alexander, 1812-1900. Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ill., to the President, 1867 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Papers of Lyman Trumbull, 1843-1894 (bulk 1855-1872). Library of Congress
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ill., to James Bridges, n.p., 1880 Sept. 4. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Lyman Trumbull Papers 1843-1894 1855-1867. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to L.Q.C. Lamar, n.p., 1885 July 2. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Illinois. Canal Commissioners. Scrip, 1839, 1842. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to Lewis W. Steward, n.p., 1876 Oct. 28. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Brinck, Wilbur F., fl. 1904. Military officer correspondence, December 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Springer, William M. Franked envelope to John A. McClernand, [between 1875 and 1895]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Report, 1861 Nov. 12. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to H[enry] W[ager] Halleck, n.p., 1862 Dec. 16. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Inventory of the Everette B. Long Papers Ragan MSS 00080., 1949-1981 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn O'Melveny, H. K. S. Scrapbooks, 1844-1931. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Springer, William M. Papers, 1874-1891. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John Alexander, 1812-1900. Letter signed : "Camp Before Vicksburgh", to Admiral David D. Porter, 1863 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. Sketch of John A. McClernand [microform] : holograph, [1865?]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Papers, 1823-1919 [1861-1864]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Brooks, Austin, d. 1870. Letter: Quincy, [Ill.], to J[ohn] A. McClernand, Jacksonville, Ill., 1851 Dec. 30. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. Autograph letter signed : Chicago, Ill., to John A. McClernand, Springfield, Ill., 1878 Dec. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Oglesby, Richard J. (Richard James), 1824-1899. Papers, 1846-1924. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: Patriotic covers, ca. 1861-1865. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles A. Keyes, n.p., 1887 Apr. 15. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
creatorOf Hinch, Benjamin P. Papers, 1838-1856. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to [Augustus Hill Garland], n.p., 1885 May 9. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Meacham, Lyman. Letter, July 24, 1879. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles A. Keyes, n.p., 1887 Apr. 15. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. Correspondence and subject file, 1788-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, 1843-1894, (bulk 1855-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sewell, Thomas. Military History of Capt. Thomas Sewell, Co. G 127th Ill. Vol. Inf. During the War of the Rebellion. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Eighteenth Indiana Infantry portraits and others [graphic] 1860s-1877. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Letter: Head of Millikins Bend, La., to J[ohn] A. McClernand, 1863 March 18. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Ill., to James Bridges, n.p., 1880 Sept. 4. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Petition : Springfield, Ill., to Thomas Carlin, Springfield, Ill., 1839 Dec. 14. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Springer, William M. Letter : Florence, Ind., to John A. McClernand, Springfield, Ill., 1877 June 24. University of Chicago Library
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associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Bridges, James, fl. 1880. person
associatedWith Brooks, Austin, d. 1870. person
associatedWith Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898. person
associatedWith Carlin, Thomas, 1789-1852. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dickey, Theophilus Lyle, 1811 or 12-1885. person
associatedWith French, Augustus C., 1808-1864. person
associatedWith Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910 person
associatedWith Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899. person
associatedWith Garlick, Joshua P., b. ca. 1837. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
correspondedWith Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. person
associatedWith Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. person
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correspondedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Keyes, Charles A., b. 1831. person
associatedWith Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. person
associatedWith Lee, Albert Lindley, 1834-1907. person
correspondedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith Long, E. B. (Everette Beach), 1919-1981 person
associatedWith Mahon, James, 1808-1853. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. person
associatedWith Meacham, Lyman. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Oglesby, Richard J. (Richard James), 1824-1899. person
associatedWith O'Melveny, H. K. S. person
associatedWith Pana, Springfield and North Western Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Parsons, Lewis B. (Lewis Baldwin), 1818-1907. person
associatedWith Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Schwartz, A., fl. 1863. person
associatedWith Sewell, Thomas. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Springer, William M. person
associatedWith Steward, Lewis W., 1824-1896. person
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associatedWith Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. person
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associatedWith United States. Army. Corps 13th, (1862-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Attorney (Illinois : Southern District) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Attorney (Illinois : Southern District) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Utah Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Kentucky
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
United States
Utah
Vicksburg (Miss.)
United States
United States
Illinois
Illinois
Utah
Illinois
Subject
Practice of law
Lawyers
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Red River Expedition, 1864
Banks and banking--History
Belmont, Battle of, Belmont, Mo., 1861--Sources
Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Illinois
Army officers
Lawyers
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Person

Birth 1812-05-30

Death 1900-09-20

English

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