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MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 346025

GEORGE MCCLELLAN The Union Army Major General signed this 2¼x4 sepia-toned photograph in black ink Photograph Signed: "Geo. B. McClellan / Maj. Gen. USA" in black ink. Sepia. 2 ¼ x 4. Actual image 2¼x3½ adhered to a piece of printed cardstock.

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GEORGE MCCLELLAN The Union Army Major General signed this 2¼x4 sepia-toned photograph in black ink Photograph Signed: "Geo. B. McClellan / Maj. Gen. USA" in black ink. Sepia. 2 ¼ x 4. Actual image 2¼x3½ adhered to a piece of printed cardstock. Cardstock features photograph attribution to E. Tilton & Co. Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts. McClellan is depicted in a bust view image wearing his uniform. George McClellan (1826-1885) was named General in Chief by President Lincoln in November 1861, just months after the Civil War began. 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 training, 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. From 1878-1881, he was Governor of New Jersey. Despite his moderate military and political successes, McClellan is remembered for being too passive when commanding the Union Army. Many historians wonder whether the Civil War could have been ended sooner had McClellan given chase to a weakened Confederate Army on numerous occasions. A few creases, dings to mount, and slight irregular ink adhesion. Otherwise, fine condition.

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