The Rise And Fall Of George Mc Clellan

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George B. McClellan is famous in history because of his involvement with the civil war. He was a powerful general who was hired, and fired by Abraham Lincoln. George was born on December 3rd in 1826, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born the son of a prominent surgeon, and a caring mother. He was also the grandson of the Revolutionary War General, Samuel McClellan. He married the daughter of a powerful Pennsylvania family. They had 5 children, two girls and three boys.
When George McClellan attended the University of Pennsylvania at age 13 in 1840, he was studying law. Two years later he changed direction, and decided to go into the military. He asked his father to write a letter to the President of the United States, a referral of sorts and he did. With the letter, George was able to join the army at age 14, younger than the minimum age of 16.
George went on to attend West Point, a very prestigious military academy in New York. He was energetic and eager to learn. In college, he became friends with Southerners who expressed their thoughts and ideas to him which helped him create a 'southern mind', so he could understand political and military actions better, and understand the sectional differences that led to the civil war. He graduated from his class in 1846, only coming in second due to poor drawing skills. He was commissioned as a Brevet Second Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers.
McClellan's first military action was in the Mexican-American war. He frequently complained that he was too late to join in on the American victory. While in Mexico, he received many medals and awards for his services as a brave engineer. He received much experience on the battlefield and it helped his military performance. After the war, he performed 'peacetime service,' training young cadets at West Point, working on the construction of a fort, and surveying land for the Transcontinental Railroad.
While George was living in Ohio, he became quite popular. The Civil War had started and there was a need for a powerful Union general. George was asked by...

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