American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume

American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – McClellan's Civil War Resume
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This is an 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Civil War – Lincoln’s Worst Generals – George McClellan. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.

After Fort Sumter was fired on and President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to fight in the Civil War, McClellan received an appointment from Lincoln’s War Department to command the entire Department of the OH, which soon expanded to stretch from western VA (now WVA) to MO.

McClellan participated in the following campaigns

First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Seven Pines
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Relieved of Command November 1862

From the outset, McClellan complained to the War Department that he lacked adequate weapons and ammunition for his department but at the same time conceived grandiose schemes that included marching through KY to capture Nashville, TN. The War Department pointed out to him that his men’s 90-day enlistments would be up before he could train them, outfit them and march them to Nashville.

While highly skilled in matter demanding organization, the Young Napoleon proved overly cautious and slow-moving as a field commander and never took the initiative to fight. He accepted at face value greatly inflated estimates of Confederate strength that were provided to him by Allan Pinkerton’s detective agency, and so he always thought he was outnumbered.

During the Peninsula Campaign, had he moved rapidly, he might have captured the Confederate capital at Richmond, but his fear of his 100,000-man army being overwhelmed by the Confederate forces that he thought outnumbered him led to a snail-like advance.

The Battle of Antietam, in which Lee’s army might have been crushed with its back to the Potomac, ended as a stalemate. The battered Southern army was permitted to withdraw without serious pursuit.
McClellan never provided his corps commanders with a coordinated battle plan and he kept an entire corps in reserve throughout the battle, fearing a counterattack by Lee. Had those thousands of fresh troops been committed against the weakened defenders, Little Mac might well have destroyed Lee’s army then and there, shortening the war considerably.

Ever possessed of an inflated opinion of himself, McClellan had openly treated Lincoln with disdain. As days slid into weeks with no pursuit of Lee’s army, Lincoln’s patience wore thin. In November, the Young Napoleon was relieved of command and sent to Trenton, NJ to await further orders that never came.

This presentation covers ONLY Sherman’s Civil War Resume which includes:

Battles Engaged
Appointment to Command
The Complainer
Minor Victories
General-in-Chief
Army in Chaos
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Seven Pines
Return of “Little Mac”
Battle of Antietam Creek
McClellan & Lincoln
Presidential Run
Final Defeat!
Legacy
End of Presentation

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