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    Major General George B. McClellan War-Date Autograph Letter Signed. Civil War dated ALsS signed by Union General George McClellan are very rare. This 8vo, 1.5 page letter is dated March 19, 1864 from Orange, New Jersey. Marked "Personal", it is written to Major Morris S. Miller of Washington. Miller apparently was appealing to McClellan to return to the field as President Lincoln had removed him from command in March 1862.

    It is in response to the request from Major Miller that McClellan perhaps shows some of his bitterness in being removed from command: "My dear Major Your very kind letter of the 15th reached me this morning. From what I know of the state of affairs in Washington and the feelings and intentions of the administration, I am satisfied that the course you advise would produce no useful results."

    McClellan notes that President Lincoln has apparently made up his mind about having further use of his services during the war: "Everything indicates the settled purpose to keep me unemployed during the remainder of the term of this administration, and I am sure that I should only subject myself to an unpleasant relief were I in any way to make suggestions as to military affairs." McClellan signs the letter, "I am ever your friend. Geo. B McClellan."

    This letter is in very fine condition and is in a nice slipcase, which includes a copy of an engraving of the general.

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