Item No: pdca00049
Title: A Union Lady taking a view of a MODEST GENERAL
Additional Title: Who tried to serve two masters, (War Party and Peace Party).
Print and Picture Collection
Continuatio fo text on leaftet: The result of the Election satisfied her that this is the only COMPROMISE. A Military Necessity.
A bitter pill is sure to kill.
Following the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, Union General George B. McClellan allowed Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his troops to retreat back to Confederate territory in Virginia. A few months later, President Abraham Lincoln relieved McClellan of his command of the Army of the Potomac. He did not receive another military assignment, but stayed with his family in New Jersey. In 1864, McClellan was nominated by the Democratic Party to challenge Lincoln for the presidency. After losing the presidential election, McClellan finally resigned from the army on November 8, 1864.
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865