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    George McClellan Carte de Visite Inscribed and Signed "Geo B McClellan Maj Genl USA." 2.5" x 4.25", with a J.W. Black, Boston imprint on verso. A vignette profile portrait of the famed Union general, seen wearing his major general officer's frock coat. McClellan has inscribed under his signature, "To Mrs. Coolidge." "Little Mac" was one of the most celebrated and controversial generals during and after the Civil War. He often butted heads with President Lincoln, and would run against him in the 1864 election. 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. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Near fine, with only minimal toning at the lower edge. Signature is bold.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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