George B. McClellan

"The Young Napoleon"

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George Brinton McClellan

Birth: December 3, 1826, in Philadelphia, PA.

Death: October 29, 1885, in Orange, NJ.

Most often remembered as the great organizer of the Union Army of the Potomac, he was popular among the men in his command, but McClellan's military style would upset Abraham Lincoln.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy second in a class of fifty-nine, he started his military career.