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George B. McClellan | encyclopedia article by TheFreeDictionary

General George McClellan was a real hottie during the civil war. As a general of the union he won the battle of Antietam but was fired by Abraham Lincoln for being a coward. He wouldn’t chase after the confederate army because he was a very cautious.

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.


Major General George B. McClellan (1861)

Exhibition: 'Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront' at the Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC "It is very strange that I, a boy brought up in the woods, seeing as it were but little of the world, should be drifted into the very apex of this great event." Abraham Lincoln, on the Civil War, July 1864. Photo: Alexander Gardner [Antietam, Md. President Lincoln with Gen. George B. McClellan and group of officers] (detail) 3rd October 1862


George McClellan Ferrotype Campaign Brooch, 1864. | In the Swan's Shadow


McClellan with Lincoln: President Abraham Lincoln with General George McClellan (third from left) at his headquarters in Antietam, Maryland in 1862. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)


George McClellan Ferrotype Campaign Brooch, 1864. | In the Swan's Shadow


Unusual full view image of President Lincoln visiting General McClellan in the general's tent at the Battle of Antietam. Photograph by A. Gardner 1862. Note the captured Confederate flag on the ground. *s*