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George McClellan

Lincoln Wins Reelection

On November 8, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won reelection to a second term, defeated General George B. McClellan.  While Lincoln’s reelection chances had initially appeared bleak, Union military vistories in the late summer and fall propelled his party to victory … Full Post

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Burnside Replaces McClellan

Abraham Lincoln finally gives up on George McClellan and replaces him with the reluctant Ambrose Burnside.

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The Battle of Antietam

Confederates under Robert E. Lee meet Union troops George McClellan on America’s bloodiest day.

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Lee Loses an Order

As Robert E. Lee moved his army into Maryland, Union General George McClellan recieved an astounding piece of intelligence–a lost copy of Special Orders No. 191, which outlined Lee’s plans for his army’s future movements.

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