On this day in the Civil War, President Lincoln removes General George McClellan from his command as General-in-Chief of the Union armies. McClellan is given the Army of the Potomac and he will be under the direction of the Secretary of War.

mcllellan

General George McClellan and staff

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s