|I wonder if the Lee quote came from a McCleallan quote. Randall Bedwell's War Is All Hell: A Collection of Civil War Quotations provides the following quote from McClellan:
I prefer Lee to Johnston. The former is too cautious and weak under grave responsibility----personally brave and energetic to a fault, he yet is wanting in moral firmness when pressed by heavy responsibility and is likely to be timid and irresolute in action.
Ironic as McClellan seemed to so often overestimate the fighting strength of the Confederate Forces opposing him and moved in accordance with this belief.
Last edited on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:57 am by Hellcat