Voice from the Past: "The Best Man and the Best General"

Posted: 11/28/2011
Author: Laura June Davis


"I am very glad to learn that my order changed Gen. Scott's feelings entirely, and that he now says I am the best man and the best general that ever existed."

- George Brinton McClellan to his wife, Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan in November 1861 -


Source: McClellan, George Brinton. "Letter from George Brinton McClellan to Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan, November 7, 1861," in McClellan's Own Story: The War for the Union (New York: C.L. Webster, 1887).
 
 
Image Credit: Harpers' Weekly, September 17, 1864
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