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Major General
George Brinton McClellan
Basic Information
Born December 3, 1826
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Died October 29, 1885 (aged 58)
Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
Buried at Riverview Cemetery (NJ)
Spouse Ellen Mary Marcy
Alma Mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Union Army
Years of Service 1846 – 1857; 1861 – 1864
Rank 20px Major General

George Brinton McClellan, USA (December 3, 1826 - October 29, 1885)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy Instructor West Point, New York 1848 1851
Department of Texas Engineer Officer Texas 1852 1853
Military Observer, Crimean War 1855 1855
Ohio Militia Commanding General April 23, 1861 May 13, 1861
Department of Ohio Commanding General May 3, 1861 August 15, 1861
Army of the Potomac Commanding General July 26, 1861 November 9, 1862
United States Army Commanding General November 1, 1861 March 11, 1862
Union Army General-in-Chief November 1, 1861 March 11, 1862

Civilian AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
Illinois Central Railroad Chief Engineer 1857 1861
New York Department of Docks Engineer-in-Chief 1870 1872
24th Governor of New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey January 15, 1878 January 18, 1881

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

1840 : University of Pennsylvania United States Military Academy

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet 1842 15
O-1
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
Brevet
2nd Lieutenant
July 1, 1846 19
O-1
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant April 24, 1847 20
O-2 Brevet
1st Lieutenant
August 20, 1847 20
O-3 Brevet
Captain
September 13, 1847 20
O-2 1st Lieutenant July 1, 1853 26
O-3 Captain March 3, 1855 28
Resigned January 16, 1857 30
O-8 Major General May 9, 1861 34
Resigned November 8, 1864 37

Awards and DecorationsEdit

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Battles/WarsEdit

Mexican-American War

American Civil War

  • Battle of Rich Mountain
  • Peninsula Campaign
  • Seven Days Battles
  • Maryland Campaign
    • Battle of Antietam

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