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George B. McClellan (Southern Victory)

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George B. McClellan

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Portrait of George B. McClellan

17th President of the United States
March 4, 1865 - March 4, 1869

Predecessor: Abraham Lincoln
Successor: Horatio Seymour
Vice President: George H. Pendleton
Born: December 3, 1826

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died: October 29, 1885
Orange, New Jersey
Political Party: Democratic

George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) 17th President of the United States of America was a major general during the War for Southern Independence . He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points.

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