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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Eugene E. McLean

(Ap'd Md.)


Eugene Eckel McLean: Born Mar. 6, 1821.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Served: on frontier duty at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1842‑44, — Ft. Crawford,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 1, 1844)

Wis., 1844‑45, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1845‑46, — Camp Kearny, Mo., 1846, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, at Matamoras, as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, 3d Military Department, Mar. 29, 1847, to July 22, 1848; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Wool, July 22, 1848, to Nov. 15, 1853; on frontier duty

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850, to Dec. 8, 1855)

 p147  at Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854, — Turkey Creek, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑55, — and Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1855‑56; on Quartermaster

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 29, 1855)

duty at Ft. Myers, Fla., 1856, — and San Antonio, Tex., 1856‑60; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and as Assistant in the Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Jan. 29 to Apr. 25, 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1861.​a

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​b

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died Jan. 4, 1906, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 86.

Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a In 1853, he was one of the translators of Jomini's "Précis de l'art de la guerre", as recorded in the biographical entry of the other, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Oscar Winship.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers, he was commissioned Major in 1861, and served as Chief Quartermaster successively to Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. E. Johnston, Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. S. Johnston, and Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.P. G. T. Beauregard.

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