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John Alexander McClernand

John
Alexander
McClernand
is an acrostic for jam.

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Who is John Alexander McClernand?

John Alexander McClernand was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a classic case of the politician-in-uniform coming into conflict with career Army officers, graduates of the United States Military Academy. He was a prominent Democratic politician in Illinois and a representative in the U.S. Congress before the war and then served as a subordinate commander under Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater, fighting in the battles of Belmont, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh in 1861–62.

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Google previewAmerican Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes] (2013)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform. Kent, OH: Kent State ...

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