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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

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