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George McClellan was a U.S. Army officer, who served as a major general during the Civil War. Well liked by his men, McClellan briefly served as general-in-chief of the Union Army. but his hesitation to attack the Confederacy with the full force of his army (despite a significant advantage in numbers) put him at odds with Abraham Lincoln.
George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885) was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1864. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning, his leadership skills during battles were questionable. President Abraham Lincoln eventually removed him from command, first as general-in-chief, then from the Army of the Potomac.
The Civil War’s Most Chicken General A new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.
General McClellan served as a major general during the Civil War, general in chief of the Union Army & a major general in the Regular Army. McClellan ensured Kentucky wouldn't secede from the Union & states wouldn't be taken by Confederates. He defeated General McDowell at the battle of First Bull Run, became commander of the Potomac army & later General-in-Chief of all Federal armies. He wasn't successful at the end. Lincoln removed him from Potomac command.He lost running against Lincoln.
General George B. McClellan. A new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.