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George McClellan

Fought For: Union

Born: December 3, 1826
Died: October 29, 1885

Horses: Kentuck, Daniel Webster, Burns

Notable George McClellan Quotes

"As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all."

"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.