General McClellan Entering Frederick

Date:
Oct4, 1862
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

This print shows the support General McClellan, then the commander of the Army of the Potomac, received upon his arrival in Maryland. McClellan reassembled the Army of the Potomac to check the Confederate advance into Maryland, eventually driving off the Rebels after the Battle of Antietam.

Location:
201 West Monument Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Z24.1407
Institution:
Maryland Historical Society

Antietam, Md. President Lincoln and Gen. George B. McClellan in the general's tent; another view

Date:
Oct3, 1862
Creator:
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.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-01131
Institution:
Library of Congress

Carte-de-visite

Political cartoon depicting McClellan as being two-faced. Entitled: "The Chicago Platform and Candidate".

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0515
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier