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On this day in the Civil War, Union General George B. McClellan formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

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George McClellan and wife

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On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln turns over command of the Federal Army of the Potomac to General George McClellan.

General McClellan replaces General Irvin McDowell, who lost the First Battle of Bull Run.

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General McDowell and Staff

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)