★★ McClellan, George B.

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George Brinton McClellan

Born: December 3, 1826
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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Dr. George McClellan 1796 – 1847
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Elizabeth Steinmetz Brinton 1800 – 1889
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Mary Ellen Marcy 1835 – 1915
(Buried: Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey)​

Married: May 22, 1860 at Calvary Church, in New York City, N.Y.

Children:

Mary McClellan Desprez 1861 – 1945​
George Brinton McClellan Jr. 1865 – 1940​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​



Signature:
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Education:

Attended University of Pennsylvania​
1846: Graduated, West Point Military Academy – (2nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: Brevet, 2nd Lt. United States Army Engineers​

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1847: Served in the Siege of Veracruz, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1847 – 1853: 2nd Lt. United States Army Engineers​
1847: Brevetted, 1st Lt for his role at Contreras and Churubusco​
1847: Declined Brevet as Captain for his role at Molino Del Rey​
1847: Brevetted Captain for his role at Battle of Chapultepec​
1851 – 1852: Assistant Engineer for building Fort Delaware​
1852 – 1853: In charge of survey of Rivers Gulf Coast of Texas​
1852: Translator of French manual of Bayonet Exercises for Army​
1853 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army Engineers​
1853 – 1861: Member of many Scientific Associations​
1854 – 1855: Collector of railroad statistics for U.S. War Dept.​
1855 – 1857: Captain, United States Army, 1st Cavalry​
1855 – 1856: Member of military commission in Europe
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1857: Resigned from United States Army on January 16th​
1857 – 1858: Chief Engineer for Illinois Central Railroad​
1858 – 1860: Vice President of Illinois Central Railroad​
1860 – 1861: President of St. Louis and Cincinnati Railroad​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major General of Ohio State Volunteers​
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1861: Commander, Department of the Ohio​
1861 – 1864: Major General of United States Army​
1861: Served in the Battle of Philippi, West Virginia​

1861: Union Army Commander at Battle of Rich Mountain​
1861 – 1862: Commanding General of United States Army​
1861 – 1862: Commander of Army of the Potomac​
1861 – 1862: Organizer of Union Army of the Potomac​
1862: Union Army Commander during Peninsula Campaign​
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1862: Commander of Union Army Defenses in Washington, D.C.​
1862: Commander of Army of the Potomac in Maryland Campaign​
1862: Removed by President Lincoln as commander on Nov. 9th​
1862 – 1864: waiting on orders stationed in Trenton, New Jersey​
1863: Declared his entrance into politics as a Democrat​

1864: Unsuccessful Democratic Party Presidential Candidate​
1864: Resigned from United States Army on November 8th​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1868: Lived in Europe not returning until 1868​
1868 – 1869: Engineer for completion of Stevens Ironclad Floating Battery​
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1868: Declined the Presidency of University of California​
1869: Declined the Presidency of Union College​
1870 – 1872: Engineer – in – chief NYC Department of Docks​
1871: Appointed and declined Controller for City of New York City​

1878 – 1881: Governor of New Jersey​
1881 – 1885: Member board of managers National Disabled Soldiers home​

Author of McClellan’s Own Story memoirs printed after his death​

Died: October 29, 1885

Time of Death: 3:00 AM
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Place of Death: Orange, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Heart Attack and chest pain

Age at time of Death: 58 years old

Last Words: “I feel easy now. Thank you”

Burial Place: Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey

 
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