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George Brinton McClellan

George Brinton McClellan
Union Army leader and Governer of New Jersey

An otherwise brilliant soldier whose differences with his commander-in-chief and others finally ended his career as Union Army leader, George McClellan often had to be ordered several times to take military actions. Perhaps not surprisingly, he turned to politics after his dismissal. McClellan ran as the Democratic nominee against his former boss in the 1864 election, but lost to Lincoln once again. He later served as governor of New Jersey.

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