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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Wilmer McLean after the Civil War

Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
February 4, 2011
1. Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  After nearly four years at Appomattox Court House, Wilmer McLean and his family returned to Prince William County in 1867. McLean still owned the 985-acre Yorkshire Plantation and lived there, but wartime devastation and the end of slavery brought hardships. Once part of the landed gentry, he was heavily in debt and nearly destitute. McLean became a real estate agent and then an excise collector with the Revenue Service in Manassas. Like his attorney friend, former Confederate cavalry officer John S. Mosby, McLean switched to the Republican Party and supported U.S. Grant for President in 1872. By 1876, McLean had become a Bureau of Customs inspector and was living in Alexandria where he died in 1882. He and his wife, Virginia, are buried at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria.
Erected 2011 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant
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, and the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 38° 47.539′ N, 77° 26.857′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Centreville Road (Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7533 Centreville Road, Manassas VA 20111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilmer McLean’s Yorkshire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLean Farm (about 300 feet away); Mitchell's Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackburn's Ford (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Blackburn’s Ford (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Union Mills Historic Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Centreville Confederate Military Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Wilmer McLean. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on February 4, 2011.) 

2. Wilmer McLean. (Submitted on February 4, 2011.) 
Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
February 4, 2011
2. Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker
Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, August 8, 2020
3. Wilmer McLean after the Civil War Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2011. This page has been viewed 2,373 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2011.   3. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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