John McClain

BirthMay 21, 1846
DeathFeb. 13, 1932
CemeteryRandolph (Randolph)
PostMead (Long Pine)
Unit40th Illinois Infantry, Company H

Private John McClain

Company D, 132nd Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Company C, 103rd Illinois Infantry

Company H, 40th Illinois Infantry

McClain (also spelled McLain/McLean) was born in Ireland on May 21, 1846. He was residing in Farmington (Fulton County), Illinois when he enlisted in the 132nd Illinois Infantry on May 14, 1864. McClain served in 3 Illinois regiments during the Civil War. A recap of each tour of duty:

132nd Illinois Infantry. He was mustered on June 1, 1864 and served about 100 days. He was discharged on October 17, 1864 at Chicago.

103rd IllinoIs Infantry. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on January 16, 1865. He served about 5 months before he transferred to his 3rd unit on June 19, 1865.

40th Illinois Infantry. He mustered in the regiment on January 16, 1865 and served about 6 months. McClain was discharged on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

McClain died on February 13, 1932 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Randolph Cemetery in Randolph (Cedar County), Nebraska. McClain was a member of the Mead Post (#67) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Long Pine, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.