Wilmer McLean after the Civil War

Wilmer McLean after the Civil War (HMQT0)

Location: Manassas, VA 20111
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.539', W 77° 26.857'

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After nearly four years at Appomattox Court House, Wilmer McLean and his family returned to Prince William County in 1867. McLean still owned the 985-acre Yorkshire Plantation and lived there, but wartime devastation and the end of slavery brought hardships. Once part of the landed gentry, he was heavily in debt and nearly destitute. McLean became a real estate agent and then an excise collector with the Revenue Service in Manassas. Like his attorney friend, former Confederate cavalry officer John S. Mosby, McLean switched to the Republican Party and supported U.S. Grant for President in 1872. By 1876, McLean had become a Bureau of Customs inspector and was living in Alexandria where he died in 1882. He and his wife, Virginia, are buried at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria.
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HM NumberHMQT0
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287424 N 4296575
Decimal Degrees38.79231667, -77.44761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.539', W 77° 26.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 32.34" N, 77° 26' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7533 Centreville Rd, Manassas VA 20111, US
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