He supported the North Side, He was also a U.S. army engineer, He was the railroad president and politician who served as a major general during the Civil War.
Birth and Death Date
He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on December 3, 1826
When he died from a Heart Attack
He was only 58 years old.
He Died on October 29, 1885 in New Jersey.
He was married to Mary McClellan.
He had one son and his name
was George B. McClellan Jr.
His mothers name is Mary Brinton McClellan and his fathers name is George McClellan
George McClellan is from
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, that is
where he was born and raised
Where he is From
He was connected to the people that were in the war with him and that he led.
George and Abraham Lincoln were connected because they fought together and then
after he resigned from the war
they both worked together at the
Other Civil War people he was connected to
What he did before the war
He was a studious child but didn't have much time to do stuff. because McClellan made the decision to enter military service at age 15 and was accepted to West Point even though he was several months short of meeting the age requirement of 16. McClellan ranked second in his class graduation from West Point in 1846.
Events related to the Civil War
His skill at training was very impressive to Washington, shortly after training Washington promoted him rank of major general in the regular army.
McClellan organized and led the Union army
in the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia
In 1864, the Democratic Party nominated McClellan to run against Lincoln for the presidency, Lincoln ended up beating him and after that he resigned from army.
What he did after the war
After he retired from the service, he went for president at the Illinois Central Railroad and Abraham Lincoln was an attorney for the company.
George is remembered because he built the most famous Union army of the war. He led many victories when he was in charge. He also ran for president in 1864.
They say that his story is one of those success and failure.