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    [John McLean] Nathaniel McLean Post-Civil War Archive of over Fifty-Five Letters and One Telegraph, 1865-1896. All letters, except for a few, are written to Nathaniel McLean's wife, Louisa, and dated between November 30, 1865, through October 18, 1896. Two letters are written on "Law Office of N. C. M'Lean" stationery. The Western Union telegraph, dated January 4, 1866, was sent to Louisa: "Send carriage to next train. Want supper." After attending Harvard, Nathaniel McLean (1815-1905) practiced law. He married his first wife, the daughter of a Cincinnati judge, in 1838. After she died, he married Louisa in 1858. When the Civil War began, he became a colonel in an Ohio infantry regiment and saw action in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign against Stonewall Jackson, at the Second Bull Run, at Chancellorsville, and with William Sherman during the Carolina Campaign. When the war ended, he was a brigadier general. Following the war, McLean practiced law in Cincinnati until moving to Wabasha County, Minnesota. Thirty-one of these letters, all written in 1874, were written from Minnesota. Later, the McLean's moved to Bellport, New York, where he wrote sixteen of these letters, all in 1896. Nathaniel McLean died in Bellport, his final home, in 1905. Each letter comes with its original transmittal envelope. This archive, worthy of further research, has been well cared for and is in fine condition.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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