Thursday, November 1, 2007

Union Commander George McClellan

Today we feature a photograph of General George McClellan. It was on this day, November 1, 1861 that Abraham Lincoln appointed McClellan as commander of the Union Army. This was after the Union's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Bull run.
Abraham Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union army was a brilliant general named Robert E. Lee. Lee declined Lincoln's offer, having other priorities in mind.

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