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.”


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