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    Five George McClellan Cartes de Visite in Uniform. A larger-than-life figure to be sure; "Little Mac" was one of the most celebrated and controversial generals during and after the Civil War. His conciliatory attitude towards the South did not earn him many fans during Reconstruction and his reputation in many circles has suffered over the past 100 years. However, most serious Civil War scholars believe that he is criticized more for his personality and opinions than his military tactics and field action. Apart from this, McClellan was an instrumental man and officer in the Union effort, and these photographs are five gorgeous depictions of the man himself in full uniform! Four of the five photos feature McClellan seated, wearing gloves and his regulation Union Blues! The standing photograph portrays McClellan's powerful stature and presence. A plethora of imprints are displayed here! Including: Anthony/Brady, Gardner, Gurney, and C.D. Fredericks. All photos are in very fine condition; ink and pencil notations on most (recto and verso); light overall toning on all; all have double lined gilt borders and square corners.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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