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The Words of Witnesses

Author Richard Wheeler uses eyewitness accounts to tell the story of  George McClellan’s failed Peninsula Campaign.    December 3, 1861, his 35th birthday, found Major General George McClellan riding high in his eponymous saddle.  Since assuming command of the troops around Washington in July, he had transformed a small, demoralized  Army of the Potomac into over 150,000 proud, well-drilled and well-disciplined soldiers.  He […]