General George B. McClellan: The Blame Game

  • 2016

General George B. McClellan: The Blame Game

Author:
Eric Fishman
Abstract:

The paper argues that the vast majority of historical blame for the lack of military results by the Army of the Potomac in 1862 accorded to General McClellan is overdone. The paper maintains that the significant amount of civilian interference, chiefly by President Abraham Lincoln, mitigates much of the blame assigned to General McClellan.