CS McLean, Wilmer

Wilmer McLean

Born: May 3, 1814
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Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia

Father: David McClean 1770 – 1823
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Mother: Lucretia Hodkingson 1775 – 1821
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Wife: Virginia Beverley Hooe 1818 – 1893
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Children:

John Wilmer McLean 1854 – 1920​
(Buried: Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Centreville, Virginia)​
Lucretia Virginia “Lula” McLean Blackwell 1857 – 1886​
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Nannie Maury McLean Spilman 1863 – 1923​
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Virginia Beverley McLean Tyler 1865 – 1943​
(Buried: Prospect Hill Park Cemetery, Towson, Maryland)​

Occupation before War:

Wholesale Grocer in Manassas, Virginia​
Major in the Virginia State Militia​

Civil War Role:

Owner of Yorkshire Plantation in Manassas, Virginia​
His House and Farm was where First Bull Run Took Place​
Beauregard used his house the McLean House as his headquarters​
Sugar Broker who supplied the Confederate States Army during War​
1863: Moved to Appomattox County, Virginia​
1863 – 1867: Owner of McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia​
1865: His home in Appomattox is where Lee’s Surrender took place​

Life after the War:

1867: Unable to make mortgage payments he sold his Appomattox home​
Lived at his home in Manassas, Virginia​
Resident of Alexandria, Virginia​
1873 – 1876: Worked for United States Internal Revenue Service​

Died: June 5, 1882

Place of Death: Alexandria, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia

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Polloco

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His farm in Prince William County was known as Yorkshire. It bordered on Bull Run Creek. The house was used as a headquarters by General Beauregard.The shell that tore through his house while Beauregard was breakfasting is what made him decide to move his family. Unfortunately it was to Appomattox County.
 
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After the Battle of Bull Run General Beauregard wrote of the "cannonball ---through-- the-- fireplace" incident. "A comical effect of this artillery fight was the destruction of the dinner of myself and staff by a Federal shell that fell into the fire-place of my headquarters at the McLean House."
 
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