|And how many would have actually followed that order? Remember most in the Federal army saw the Confederates as being traitors. For McClellan to say "Ok, we're going to take our own capital by force because I've been removed from command" then you have to know there would be soldiers who'd oppose his act of rebellion. In all likelihood most of the Army would have turned against McClellan for rebelling against the country and he would have been arrested as such and then hanged whether Lincoln tried to stop it or not.
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