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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General John A. McClernand

1812-1900

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. General John A. McClernand Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the residence of John A. McClernand. He was born in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, but moved with his family to Shawneetown, Illinois, in 1816. He studied law and in 1832 was admitted to the bar. He served in the Illinois General Assembly, 1836-1838, 1840-1843, and in Congress, 1843-1851, 1859-1861. At the outbreak of the Civil War he resigned to accept a commission as Brigadier General in the Union Army. In 1862 he was promoted to Major General. After the war he resumed the practice of law. He was Circuit Judge of the Sangamon District of Illinois from 1870-1873 and later chaired the 1876 Democratic National Convention. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, here.
 
Erected 1979 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 48.592′ N, 89° 38.904′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. General John A. McClernand Marker
Marker is at the main entrance of McClernand Elementary School.
, in Sangamon County. Marker is on East Enos Avenue west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted to the south entrance of McClernand Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 E Enos Ave, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1858 Senate Campaign (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lithuanians in Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Union Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Acts of Intolerance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stuart and Lincoln Law Office (approx. half a mile away); The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train (approx. half a mile away); Surveyor Presidents (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  John Alexander McClernand on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
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3. John A. McClernand
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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