November 1 This day during the American Civil War

November 1, 1865 – US President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott. On November 1, 1861, Winfield Scott retired and McClellan became general-in-chief of all the Union armies. The president expressed his concern about the “vast labor” involved in the dual role of army commander and general-in-chief, but McClellan responded, “I can do it all.”

Advertisements

About mwh52. nominated as the most influential blog

nominated as the most influential blog
This entry was posted in History and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.