Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)
This photograph depicts President Lincoln with Major General George B. McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac at Antietam. Lincoln and McClellan shared a complex relationship; Lincoln admired McClellan for his training and preparation of an army, but McClellan's deliberation and indecision tormented Lincoln. After Antietam, Lincoln replaced McClellan with Ambrose Burnside, and McClellan reappeared to challenge Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election.
Glass, stereograph; wet collodion
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