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    Union General George B. McClellan Autograph Letter Signed "Geo B McClellan / Maj Genl Comg USA", one page, 5" x 8", on letterhead of headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Washington, 5 December 1861, to Miss Harker. "Allow me to thank you most warmly for your flag - it is not only a comfort to me but an encouragement when I find that the young ladies of the land feel so much interest in the cause in which we are engaged. I know that the men will even fight more bravely in a cause when they are supported by the ladies." McClellan served briefly during the Civil War as the general-in-chief; he was relieved by Lincoln for failing to pursue R. E. Lee after Antietam. During the next presidential election in 1864, McClellan was the Democratic candidate against Lincoln. The letter has folds; fine.

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