George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) Major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac & served briefly as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained & organized army for the Union. Although he was meticulous in his planning & preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.

George Brinton McClellan (December 1826 – October was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic Party candidate for President in

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George B McClellan - retouched.jpg

* George Brinton McClellan and Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan * American Civil War.

Ellen Mary Marcy McClellan Wife of Union General George B. McClellan and General George McClellan, called "Little Napoleon" by his detractors

Antietam, Maryland; President Lincoln and General George B. McClellan in the general's tent

Antietam, Maryland President Lincoln and General George B. McClellan in the general's tent during the Civil War

November 5, 1862: President Lincoln removes General George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac.  The two men could not stand each other, with McClellan referring to Lincoln as a "great ape", and Lincoln increasingly frustrated with the General's inability to act in the field.  Lincoln said of McClellan: "If General McClellan isn't going to use his army, I'd like to borrow it for a time."

Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan in the general’s tent near Antietam battlefield October 1862

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Early in the American Civil War, the Confederacy almost won. It was not the complete victory the Union eventually achieved.

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"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things." — George Savile, Marquess of Halifax

Abraham Lincoln and George B McClellan in the general's tent, Oct 1862.jpg

Abraham Lincoln and George B McClellan in the general's tent, Oct 1862.jpg

Museum of the City of New York - [Mrs. George B. McClellan (neé Georgiana Heckscher.)]  1889

Museum of the City of New York - [Mrs. George B. McClellan (neé Georgiana Heckscher.)] 1889

George B. McClellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

McClellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seven Days Battles, Virginia overview - George B. McClellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seven Days Battles, Virginia overview - George B. McClellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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