George Mcclellan Timeline

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• George McLellan (1826-1885), U.S. Army officer, railroad president and politician ,major general during the Civil War (1861-65)
• George Brinton McClellan was born on December 3, 1826, into an elite family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A studious child, McClellan made the decision to enter military service at age 15
• Army of the Potomac in 1861, worked with Abraham Lincoln .
• In 1862, McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign unraveled after the Seven Days Battles, and he also failed to decisively defeat Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army at the Battle of Antietam later that year. Frustrated, Lincoln removed him from command of the Army of the Potomac in late 1862
• McClellan opposed the outright abolition of slavery, though he was equally committed

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