Maj. General George B. "Little Mac" McClellan (USA)

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George Brinton McClellan

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey
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Son of George McClellan, Dr. and Elizabeth Sophia Steinmetz McClellan
Husband of Ellen Mary McClellan
Father of George Brinton McClellan, Jr.

Occupation: General -- Ran for President Against Abraham Lincoln
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About George Brinton McClellan

A General that respected the value of a life. He thought more of his Army than a simple meat grinder to get the job down.

When General McClellan was dismissed a second time by President Lincoln there a great fear in Washington that he would march his Army into D.C. and take over the Government. Being a man of honor and a West Point Graduate it never happened. But he could have done it. His soldiers loved him and would follow him anywhere. Why? Because he valued their lives.

Walter G. Ashworth, Maj. General George B. "Little Mac" McClellan (USA) is my 7th cousin twice removed.

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From The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby

"Whom do you consider the ablest General on the Federal side?"

"McClellan, by all odds. I think he is the only man on the Federal side who could have organized the army as it was. Grant had, of course, more successes in the field in the latter part of the war, but Grant only came in to reap the benefits of McClellan's previous efforts. At the same time, I do not wish to disparage General Grant, for he has many abilities, but if Grant had commanded during the first years of the war, we would have gained our independence. Grant's policy of attacking would have been a blessing to us, for we lost more by inaction than we would have lost in battle. After the first Manassas the army took a sort of 'dry rot', and we lost more men by camp diseases than we would have by fighting."

WGA

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_B._McClellan

Civil War major general under Abraham Lincoln. Organized the Army of the Potomac, and was briefly general-in-chief of the Union Army.

McClellan became the unsuccessful Democratic nominee opposing Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. He served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881 -------------------- Civil War general, Governor of New Jersey, Democratic opponent of Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 United States presidential election.

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Maj. General George B. "Little Mac" McClellan (USA)'s Timeline

1826
December 3, 1826
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
1865
November 23, 1865
Age 38
Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland
1885
October 29, 1885
Age 58
Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey
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