Born: December 3, 1826
Died: October 29,
Horses: Kentuck, Daniel Webster, Burns
Notable George McClellan Quotes
"As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of
"Conscious of my own weekness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the
universe, and relying in his all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to
establish and guard their liberties and rights."
"When this sad war is over, we will all return to our homes and feel that we can ask no higher
honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac."
Interesting George McClellan Facts
In 1955, George McClellan was assigned to the Cavalry. Using his experiences from his extensive
travels in Europe, he designed a new riding saddle called "The McClellan Saddle". This saddle remained in use with
little change until the end of the horse cavalry in the early 20th century.