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United States Army Order Number 19 , Washington, D.C., November 1, 1861

George Brinton McClellan, detail
Major General George B. McClellan was appointed as commanding general of the United States Army the day after General Winfield Scott had retired after twenty years in that post. In his first order, McClellan accepted command and added a fulsome tribute to his distinguished predecessor. McClellan served as general-in-chief for just a year before President Lincoln requested his resignation. (By John Osborne)

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