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McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Whann Mackall

Brigadier General

 

—Confederate States of America —

 
William Whann Mackall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 11, 2009
1. William Whann Mackall Marker
Inscription.
Graduate U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 1837, 8th in Class
Resigned Commission to serve with Confederate Army May 1861-April 1865
Adjutant General to General Albert S. Johnston
Commanded at Island No. 10, taken prisoner, later exchanged
Commanded District of the Gulf
Chief-of-staff of the Army of Tennessee, serving under General Joseph E. Johnston,
throughout campaign against General Sherman in Georgia

Dedicated with gratitude and pride
Laura Ratcliffe Chapter 2639, McLean, United Daughters of the Confederacy
January 17, 2009

 
Erected 2009 by Laura Ratcliffe Chapter 2639, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.777′ N, 77° 11.852′ W. Marker is in McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Great Falls Street and Chain Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the cemetery for the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Lean VA 22101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
William Whann MacKall Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 11, 2009
2. William Whann MacKall Grave and Marker
The General's gravestone reads, Gen. Wm. Whann Mackall of the Confederate States Army, born at Georgetown D.C., Jan. 13, 1817. Died at Langley, Va., Aug. 19, 1891. Brave. Gentle. Modest. Distinguished in the Florida and Mexican Wars and in the War Between the States.

His wife lays at rest beside him. Aminta was the daughter of Francis Sorrel, of Savannah, Georgia. She was born July 8, 1823 and died Nov. 19, 1904. Aminta was also the sister of Confederate General Moxley Sorrel.
. Battle of Lewinsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Laughlin Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); McLean (approx. 1.1 miles away); Benvenue (approx. 1.3 miles away); Salona (approx. 1.4 miles away); Odrick’s Corner (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Watters (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Court House of Fairfax County (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers Related to General Mackall
 
Also see . . .
1. William Whann MacKall. Biography and grave site. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Thomas ap Catesby Jones. Wikipedia biography of the Commodore. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Old Sorrell-Weed House. Marker at the house in Savannah where General Mackall's wife Aminta resided before their marriage. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Commodore Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 11, 2009
3. Commodore Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones
Nearby is the gravesite of another military officer of note. Commodore Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones, who served with distinction in the War of 1812. He also was involved with early American relations with Hawaii. During one of his visits to what was known at the time as the Sandwich Islands, Jones returned a young Herman Melville to the United States. Jones' nephew, Catesby ap Roger Jones was a Confederate naval officer, commanding the C.S.S. Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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