Category Archives: McClellan, George B.

Second Manassas Drama Unfolds in Lafayette Square

Critics of General John Pope suggested that his most prominent qualification to be appointed to command the Union’s new Army of Virginia was his father’s clout as a Federal judge in Illinois and a friend of President Lincoln.  He actually had excellent battlefield … Continue reading

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Historic Fixation: Lincoln at Wilkes-Madison House

Every reader of Civil War history can tell you about Lincoln’s frequent visits to the house on Lafayette Square that was  the headquarters and residence of Major General George B. McClellan.  Known today as the Wilkes-Madison House on H Street at … Continue reading

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