At the May 17th combined meeting of the Sons of Union Veterans, Department of Illinois, General John A. McClernand Camp #4 and the Springfield Civil War Round Table, Mr. McClernand (Mac) Crawford will speak on "The McClernands in Springfield". Mac is a great great great grandson of John A. McClernand, a lawyer, politician, and former Springfield resident that served as a Major General in the War Between the States. His PowerPoint presentation will focus on John A. McClernand's career and his family life in Springfield leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. A resident of Carmel, Indiana, Mac is a commercial banker and has held leadership posts with several hereditary societies including the Order of the Indian Wars of the United States, for which he is a past National Commander, and he is past Indiana State Commander of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. The meeting will be held at the MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 2151 Wabash Avenue. Dining will begin at 6:00pm and the program is set for 7:00. Dinner is optional and the meeting is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.