George Brinton McClellan

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December 3, 1826 - George McClellan, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

 

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Here a great quote:


In December 1861 McClellan contracted typhoid fever and Lincoln, frustrated by McClellan’s inaction, held strategy meetings with the general’s subordinates. This end-around may have finally spurred McClellan to submit plans for capturing Richmond. Although still pale and weak from illness, he, too, was facing pressure to end, in the biting words of secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton, “the champagne and oysters on the Potomac.
 
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