Age: 25, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 24th MA INF
Service: enl, Williamstown, MA, 10/18/61, m/i, Pvt, o. G, 24th MA INF, 10/23/61, dsrtd 12/7/61, Readville, MA; enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; apprehended 11/10/63, returned to 24th MA INF, m/o 1/20/66, Co. D (McLen in rosters, McLain on tombstone)
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Birth: 11/1831, Salisbury, CT
Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
2nd Great Grandfather of Andrew Etman, Gordonville, PA
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Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA
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North Adams Transcript
2 June 1913
DEATH OF OLD VETERAN
John McClen, Long Resident of Town,
Died At Home On Henderson Road
John McClen, a veteran of the Civil war, and one of the old residents of the north part of the town, died yesterday at his home on the Henderson road after a long illness, due to advanced age. He had been in feeble health for years and for some time had been steadily failing.
Mr. McClen was a native of the town and had spent the whole of his life here. When the Civil war broke out he was one of the Williamstown men who responded to the call for volunteers, and his service was an earnest one for his country. He joined E.P. Hopkins post upon its formation and was one of the old members of the post. He had lived in the north part of the town nearly all his life and was well known throughout the town and in Grand Army circle in Northern Berkshire.
He leaves a wife and two sons, John and Albert.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.