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