MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 299293
GEORGE B. McCLELLAN Letter accepting an invitation from a New York Judge, written in the early 1880s Autograph Letter signed: "Geo. B. McClellan", 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. 32 Washington Square [New York City], undated, but from the early 1880s. To "My dear Judge" [Charles P.
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GEORGE B. McCLELLAN
Letter accepting an invitation from a New York Judge, written in the early 1880s
Autograph Letter signed: "Geo. B. McClellan", 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. 32 Washington Square [New York City], undated, but from the early 1880s. To "My dear Judge" [Charles P. Daly], in full: "In reference to your very kind enquiry of last evening, I am very glad to say that I am disengaged for the 7th, 8th & 9th of Feby and will be happy to accept you invitation for either of these days - if agreeable to you. We now expect to go to Washington in the beginning of the following week. With my compliments to Mrs. Daly & the 'young lady' - I am sincerely your friend". GEORGE BRINTON McCLELLAN (1826-1885) was named General in Chief by President Lincoln in November 1861. He directed the Peninsular Campaign and won at Antietam, but was removed by President Lincoln for failure to continue the pressure on Lee's army. No match for Confederate General Robert E. Lee as a field commander, but skilled at logistics and organization, McClellan made a great contribution to eventual Union victory by building the Army of the Potomac into a well trained and disciplined fighting force. In 1864, he was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President, losing to Lincoln 233 electoral votes to 21 (although the election was much closer than that until General Sherman captured Atlanta in September). From 1878-1881, McClellan was Governor of New Jersey. After leaving the governship, McClellan moved to 32 Washington Square in New York City. Charles P. Daly, the recipient, was a Judge of the New York Court of Common Pleas (1844-1885) and an active Democrat. He was very active in McClellan's Presidential campaign, and helped to organize a new Democratic Club in the City, the Manhattan Club - called by McClellan "a club for gentlemen" (in contrast to the Tammany Hall Democratic machine). Slightly worn. Lightly creased. One vertical and one horizontal fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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