Need help with a bad merge--sorry!!

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I was trying to correct a mistake, but instead, I have made it worse.  I tried to merge Maxwell-6590 into Maxwell-7851.   Can you help me undo this?  I should have merged Maxwell-6590 into Maxwell-3648.  I am sorry I messed this up so badly.
WikiTree profile: James Maxwell
in WikiTree Help by Teresa Bruton G2G Crew (810 points)

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Maxwell-6590 and Maxwell-3648 are not duplicates and should not be merged.

Maxwell-7851 can’t be ‘unmerged’ you will need to create a new profile for the Maxwell that you merged away.

Don’t worry, we all make mistakes when we first start, it is good you came to G2g for help.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Wasn’t the Maxwell that was merged away a duplicate of 3648 ? No need to recreate the duplicate, just re-attach any profiles that should be attached to that Maxwell to the remaining 3648.

See the merged away data in the changes; here in the left column: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Maxwell-6590&diff=110443023&oldid=110418076

There were 3  different James Maxwells combined into 2 profiles.  I should have asked someone to delete one of the files, but I will know next time.  Family members told me they have been having trouble separating these men for years.  I should have known this was above my ability level.
Thank you.  Three men named James Maxwell were all mixed up.  Same problem on Family Search (we did separate them yesterday).  Family in the direct line told me this has been a problem for years and I should have asked someone to delete one of the files.

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