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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2011 09:22 pm
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Hellcat I agree with you. I should probably call it a personality clash instead of meddling.

McClellan for instance. He went to West Point. Served with distinction in the Mexican War. Went to observe several battles of the Crimean War in the 1850's. Comes back and wrote army manuals and I think even designed uniforms and saddles that the army adopted. The guy had what seemed incredible military talent.

He gets appointed General. Then he sees Lincoln prodding him to move. His view is, what the hell does this country bumpkin know about military strategy. He resented it. Created a lot of clashes. I wonder if McClellan had been out west out of direct contact with Lincoln, and the DC political circles, if it would have mattered or not.

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