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    George McClellan Signed Twice Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", a seated portrait of the general dressed in his uniform and overcoat, with a Case & Getchell, Boston backstamp on verso. Signed below the image: "Geo McClellan." On verso he has signed: "To Genl HJ Hunt from his friend Geo McClellan June 28 / 64."

    George "Little Mac" McClellan (1826-1885) 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.

    Condition: Light toning and soiling throughout, with some ink spotting. Foxing on verso. There is a small hole punched at the lower right corner. Bumped corners.

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    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
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