Author Topic: McClellan at Antietam  (Read 176 times)

mirth

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on: September 17, 2018, 12:17:12 PM

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Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 12:41:02 PM

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Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 12:50:04 PM

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Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 01:22:21 PM
Very interesting - thanks for posting that  :bigthumb:

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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 03:58:14 PM
Lord, he was terrible

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/mcclellan-antietam

Its true, and yet when you look at him as a leader and administrator, its a different story as he really pulled the Union Army together and gave it esprit de corps. Its just a pity that as a high level commander he failed. As I recall, his early battlefield leadership in West Virginia (?) was commendable.

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Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 04:05:50 PM
He won a couple of minor battles in W. VA. Mostly he didn't lose them. However it was enough to get Lincoln's attention.

He was indisputably an excellent organizer and trainer of troops. His troops absolutely loved him.
And those are about the only positive things I'll ever say about George Brinton McClellan.

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Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 07:28:18 AM
The saddle he designed was in use for a long time.
Probably the cavalry troopers enjoyed putting their butts on a McClellan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClellan_saddle



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Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:51:34 AM
Yeah, I'd read about that before. Seems it actually became more-or-less standard issue.

I remember seeing a picture of him somewhere riding his black horse 'Dan Webster'.

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