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Major-General George Brinton McClellan to the Army of the Potomac

George Brinton McClellan, Brady Image, 1862, detail
For some time Major-General George Brinton McClellan had suffered criticism and pressure both from his superiors and the public over his inaction and what was seen as his over-cautious preparation of his army. In this written address to his troops he gave his reasons for this inaction and prepared then for the coming campaign he was planning in eastern Virginia. The Peninsula Campaign kicked off soon after. (By John Osborne)

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