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of the last century. One went to Maine, one to Pennsylvania, and one to Connecticut: from the last of these the subject of this memoir is descended. George Brinton McClellan was born in Philadelphia, December 3, 1826. He was the third child and second son of Dr. George McClellan, a distinguished physician, a graduate of Yale. E. Lee and John Sanders, First Lieutenants J. L. Mason, P. G. T. Beauregard, and I. I. Stevens, Second Lieutenants Z. B. Tower and G. W. Smith, Brevet Second Lieutenants G. B. McClellan and J. G. Foster. The obligation lies upon me also to speak of the highly meritorious deportment and valuable services of the sappers and mineavalry. In the reports of the officers immediately commanding, honorable mention is made of Lieutenant McClellan and his corps. General Twiggs says, Lieutenant G. B. McClellan, after Lieutenant Callender was wounded, took charge of and managed the howitzer battery (Lieutenant Reno being detached with the rockets) with judgment
, they were cheerful and in good spirits. I owe them, as well as the officers and gentlemen who were with me, my most hearty thanks for their cordial co-operation with me in all the duties assigned to the expedition. It is probably in a great measure owing to this harmonious action on the part of all persons attached to the expedition that it has resulted so fortunately. Of Captain McClellan the introduction to the Report speaks thus:--The astronomical observations were made by Captain George B. McClellan, of the Engineer Corps, who, in addition to the duties properly pertaining to his department, performed those of quartermaster and commissary to the command. An interesting collection of reptiles and other specimens, in alcohol, was also made under his superintendence, and put into the hands of Professors Baird and Girard, of the Smithsonian Institution, whose reports will be found in the appendix. For these and many other important services, as well as for his prompt and effici
your homes with the proud satisfaction of having saved a gallant people from destruction. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A., Commanding. General McClellan also wrote full particulars to ns found bearing arms, unless of known loyalty, will be arrested and held for examination. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A. Commanding. Headquarters Department of the Ohio, Grafton, Vang,--that you will not find foemen worthy of your steel. I know that I can rely upon you. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. Buckhannon was occupied on the 30th by General Rosecrans, aand overpower me. The behavior of our troops in action and towards prisoners was admirable. G. B. McClellan, Major-General commanding. On the night of the 11th, General Garnett, learning of the dican troops can receive,--the thanks of Congress and the applause of your fellow-citizens. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General. In the mean time, affairs looked perilous in General Cox's department,
s one thing we cannot regret,--the bright example he has left for our emulation. Let us all hope and pray that his declining years may be passed in peace and happiness, and that they may be cheered by the success of the country and the cause he has fought for and loved so well. Beyond all that, let us do nothing that can cause him to blush for us. Let no defeat of the army he has so long commanded embitter his last years, but let our victories illuminate the close of a life so grand. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General commanding, U. S. A. On the next day, November 2, General McClellan received a sword which had been voted to him by the City Councils of Philadelphia, a deputation of which went to Washington and gave the sword to him in person, at his house. In a very brief reply to the complimentary address which accompanied the gift, he said, I ask in the future forbearance, patience, and confidence. With these we can accomplish all. On the 7th, 11th, and 12th days of Novembe
s to be attained without a manly struggle. I will not disguise it from you: you have brave foes to encounter, foemen well worthy of the steel that you will use so well. I shall demand of you great, heroic exertions, rapid and long marches, desperate combats, privations perhaps. We will share all these together; and, when this sad war is over, we will return to our homes and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General commanding. Preparations were immediately begun, in compliance with the directions contained in the letter from the Secretary of War of March 13, above given. On the 16th of March, General McClellan addressed a letter of instructions to General Banks to post his command in the vicinity of Manassas and intrench himself strongly there, for the general object of covering the line of the Potomac and Washington; and on the same day a similar letter of instructions was ad
rse, was highly satisfactory, as it gave General McClellan assurance that he would soon be reinforcuthorities knew how important it was for General McClellan that he should be reinforced by General ts that the President had telegraphed to General McClellan, on the 24th of May, as we have before sWe now return to Richmond, where we left General McClellan with the President's second despatch fal been deprived of a part of his command, General McClellan had given the most exact and judicious ier-stroke, and cause Richmond to fall before McClellan had time to appear before it. If the Confedely, it was detained far from the army of General McClellan, to which for the second time it thus caasier, through the aid of the gunboats. General McClellan abandoned this obvious advantage, becausments of the troops were now directed by General McClellan in person. But a new element of danger the time the battle of Fair Oaks began, General McClellan was confined to his bed by illness. Thi[29 more...]
der the burning sun of a Virginia June. General McClellan was anxious to assume the offensive; it so builded. Nehemiah IV. 17, 18. General McClellan saw with nothing less than anguish of mig in tone. On the 11th of June he tells General McClellan that McCall's force, forming part of McD these were the only reinforcements that General McClellan received till after the retreat to Harri McCall's division. He expected to join General McClellan, and was most desirous of doing so; for icksburg. On the 12th he wrote again to General McClellan, telling him that he shall not be with h make little difference practically with General McClellan whether he was the victim of want of decve all, it was a startling revelation to General McClellan of the weak points in his position, and ail interrupted. On the 18th of June, General McClellan had made arrangements to have transportsned by any reinforcements from McDowell, General McClellan resolved to do the best he could with wh[3 more...]
d from love for my country. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, George B. McClellan, Major-General commanding. His Excellency A. Lincoln, President. In M. Please come to the office; wish to talk to you. What news from Pope? G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Washington. The next day,soners state that large force with guns left Richmond northward on Sunday. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Washington. To which the . Do so with all possible rapidity. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Major-General G. B. McClellan. Before General McClellan had time to decipher and reply to thiand fuller conversation with you, after travelling so far for the purpose. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C. On the order to them in regard to what they have accomplished. They deserve it. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-General Halleck, Washington, D. C. As no reply w
ever give, as they have given, to General Pope their cordial co-operation and constant support in the execution of all orders and plans. Our killed, wounded, and enfeebled troops attest our devoted duty. F. J. Porter, Major-General. General George B. McClellan, Washington. It need hardly be said that General McClellan's message, unexplained, is open to the obvious inference that he had some doubt whether General Porter and the troops under him would be faithful in the discharge of their States Army, to fill the vacancy created by the death of the late Brigadier-General Mansfield. This would be but a fit reward for the service General Hooker rendered his country. I feel sure his appointment would gratify the whole army. George B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. This suggestion was adopted, and General Hooker was made a brigadier-general in the regular army of the United States, his commission bearing date September 2, 1862. The
ect. The idea that I have tried to convey was that certain portions of the command were without clothing, and the army could not move until it was supplied. G. B. McClellan. To Brig.-Gen. Meigs, Quartermaster-General. That supplies sent from Washington in season were not seasonably received by General McClellan is further shesires me to march on the enemy at once, or to await the reception of the new horses, every possible step having been taken to insure their prompt arrival. George B. McClellan, Major-General commanding. Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief, Washington. On the same day General Halleck replied as follows:-- Washin weather should not be wasted in inactivity. Telegraph when you will move, and on what lines you propose to march. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. Major-General George B. McClellan. General Halleck's reply is ambiguous, wary, cold; but General McClellan had a right to draw from it the inference which he says he did, as follo
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