Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
LH - 439
Scope and Content
This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums on September 24, 2019.
John D. Maines was born March 27, 1945 in Bellevue, Ohio, to William and Eileen (Hartman) Maines. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1963. He worked as a machinist at Clyde Tool and Die. On August 15, 1964, he married Susan Doust, who passed away July 3, 2011. The couple had two children: Mark and Kelly. Kelly passed away May 27, 1984.
Maines was a member of the Clyde Exchange Club and the Clyde Heritage League where he volunteered many hours in researching area history. He also served on the board of the Clyde Public Library during the 1994/1995 building expansion. With deep knowledge of Clyde’s history and its residents, John gave numerous presentations on General James B. McPherson and local history topics. John passed away on April 12, 2017. He is buried in Clyde’s McPherson Cemetery.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of eleven binders of research material pertaining to the life and military career of Gen. James B. McPherson. The bulk of the material includes; the research correspondence of John Maines, as well as documentation on Gen. McPherson’s military battle accounts, service revolvers, news clippings, publications, memorials/celebrations and genealogical material of the McPherson/Hoffman/Russell families. Three photograph albums complete the collection.
Binder 1: Photocopies of Gen. James B. McPherson correspondence; newspaper clippings; book excerpts; photograph negatives; Confederate account of Gen. James B. McPherson’s death
Binder 2: Correspondence of John Maines with Ohio History Connection (OHS); photocopies of Gen. James B. McPherson’s correspondence
Binder 3: Chronological list of battles fought by Gen. James B. McPherson; roster of 17th Corps.
Binder 4: Correspondence of John Maines pertaining to the service revolvers of Gen. James B. McPherson; auction information pertaining to the service revolvers of Gen. James B. McPherson
Binder 5: Correspondence [John Maines to Jill McCollough (Clyde Public Library)]; Gen. James B. McPherson timeline; Gen. James B. McPherson childhood home, monument and cemetery
Binder 6: McPherson family genealogy; Gen. James B. McPherson monuments (Clyde, Ohio/Washington, D.C.); McPherson Cemetery (Clyde, Ohio); newspaper clippings; articles; research notes
Binder 7: McPherson and Russell family genealogy
Binder 8: McPherson and Russell family genealogy
Binder 9: McPherson family genealogy; photographs of Gen. James B. McPherson monument and cemetery
Binder 10: Gen. James B. McPherson timeline; newspaper articles; Gen. James B. McPherson postcards
Binder 11: John Maines research on Emily Hoffman (fiancé of Gen. James B. McPherson); Hoffman family genealogy; John Maines correspondence
Folder 1: Gen. James B. McPherson – National Archives research
2: Gen. James B. McPherson – publications/articles
Civil War Times Illustrated - Struggle for Vicksburg, 1982
Ohio History, Vol. 81/Winter 1972/No.1 [Pg. 38] (3 copies)
Gallant Last Ride – by David Evans
Generals in Blue – by Ezra J. Warner
3: Gen. James B. McPherson – publications/articles
Gen. James B. McPherson – Fallen Star of the Union
Military History Magazine, - Gallant Last Ride, August 1987
Military Miniature – Art and Review Quarterly, Issue 1/Vol.2/Fall 1994
Timeline (Ohio History Connection) Aug/Sept 1998 (2 copies)
4: Gen. James B. McPherson – publications/articles
Andrew Hickenlooper – Chief of Artillery, July 22, 1864
A Brief Military History of Samuel Taylor
That Bright Particular Star – by George Stonebeck, 1965
Souvenir booklet of unveiling of Major Gen. James B. McPherson equestrian monument; McPherson, Kansas; July 4, 1917
5: Gen. James B. McPherson – photographs
Photograph Album 1: Portraits and photographs relating to Gen. James B. McPherson
Photograph Album 2: Gen. James B. McPherson (portraits, statues, memorials, homes, weapons, exhibits, family members
Photograph Album 3: McPherson Days (Clyde, Ohio); Gen. James B. McPherson’s childhood home; memorials; cemetery
Fall of Gen. James B. McPherson, near Atlanta (Sketch) by James E. Taylor
Harper’s Weekly (Map - Battle of Atlanta)