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Edward John Mcclernand, American army officer. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, Nov.


Mcclernand, Edward John was born on December 29, 1848 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of Major General John Alexander (commander 13th Army Corps in Civil War) and Sarah (Dunlap) M.


Educated Jacksonville and Springfield, Illinois, 1856-1866. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1870.


Appointed Second lieutenant 2d Cavalry, June 15, 1870. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, August 27, 1912. Breveted first lieut., February 27, 1890, “for gallantry in pursuit of Indians and in actions against them at Bear Paw Mountains, Montana, September 30, 1877”.

Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, November 27, 1894, “for most distinguished gallantry in action against Nez Perces Indians.”.


Married Sarah Pomp, November 14, 1888.

Major General John Alexander Mcclernand

Sarah Pomp