In a few weeks he was made vice-president of the corporation, and took general charge of all the business of the road in Illinois
In this capacity he first made the acquaintance of Mr. Lincoln
, now President
of the United States
, then a practising lawyer in Springfield, Illinois
, and occasionally employed in the conduct of suits and other professional services on behalf of the company.
In May, 1860, Captain McClellan
was married to Miss Ellen Marcy
, daughter of General R. B. Marcy
, his former commander in Texas
, and the chief of his staff during the Peninsular campaign
In August, 1860, he resigned the vice-presidency of the Illinois Central Road
, in order to accept the presidency of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, which post he held, residing in Cincinnati
, till the war broke out.