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A Powerful Meeting
President Lincoln and General McClellan had a disagreeable relationship. This photograph captures the tensions between the two. Lincoln wants McClellan to push forward and pursue Lee after the battle of Antietam. McClellan thought he knew best and did not make the push. This may have been because McClellan had a tendency to think he was outnumbered by opposing forces. Lincoln exchanged letters with McClellan, but this did not lead to any added urgency. On November 5, 1862 Lincoln removed McClellan from command of the Union Army.
- A Powerful Meeting
- Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
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