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Civil War Soldiers - McLean
|McLean, Nathaniel C.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Warren county, Ohio, Feb. 2,
1815. He was graduated at Augusta college with the degree of Bachelor
of Arts in 1834, took a post-graduate course at Harvard, 1834-36, and
in 1838 was graduated LL.B, from the Harvard law school. In that year
he married a daughter of Judge Jacob Burnet and moved to Cincinnati,
where he practiced law. He entered the service of the United States as
colonel of the 75th Ohio infantry, his commission dating from Sept.
18, 1861, and, being ordered to western Virginia, he was assigned to
Milroy's brigade, Schenck's army, and at the battle of MacDowell, May
8, 1862, he led his regiment up the side of the mountain and dislodged
the entrenched army of Gen. T. J. Jackson. In the engagements of
Fremont's army, June 1-9, 1862, he served in Schenck's brigade, and on
Nov. 29, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He
commanded the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 11th army corps, at the
battle of Chancellorsville, and when Gen. Charles Devens was wounded
he succeeded to the command of the division. He resigned his
commission, April 20, 1865, and resumed the practice of his profession
in Cincinnati. Subsequently he moved to Bellport, N. Y., where he
lived for many years.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908