Quotes by: George B. McClellan

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George B. McClellan
1861 photograph by Mathew Brady
24th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 15, 1878 – January 18, 1881
Preceded by Joseph D. Bedle
Succeeded by George C. Ludlow
Personal details
Born George Brinton McClellan
(1826-12-03)December 3, 1826
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died October 29, 1885(1885-10-29) (aged 58)
Orange, New Jersey
Cause of death Heart attack
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Ellen Marcy ("Nelly") McClellan
Parents
George McClellan Mary (Brinton) McClellan
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Profession Soldier (General)
Religion Presbyterian
Military service
Nickname(s) Little Mac
The Young Napoleon[1]
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1846–1857
1861–1864
Rank Major General
Commands Department of the Ohio
Army of the Potomac
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War Battle of Rich Mountain Peninsula Campaign Seven Days Battles Maryland Campaign Battle of Antietam

As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.
George B. McClellan
Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights.
George B. McClellan
The Union, which can alone insure internal peace, and external security to each State, Must and Shall be Preserved, cost what it may in time, treasure, and blood.
George B. McClellan
The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country.
George B. McClellan
When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac.
George B. McClellan
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