McClellans Own Story by George B. McClellanGeorge Brinton McClellan is one of the more, perhaps, infamous characters of the American Civil War. Known for being circumspect, McClellan would often overestimate his opponents manpower, wait instead of attacking his enemy, and, most troubling for a general, not be present on the battlefield.
The man came from a military background and clearly had a talent for things military. His great-grandfather was a Revolutionary War general, and in 1846 McClellan graduated second in his class at West Point out of 59 total cadets (this is not to mention the over 100 cadets who dropped out).
In regards to the book, I find that his writing style is somewhat that of his leadership style; a bit tedious and self-serving. Certainly, Young Napoleon was not a randomly bestowed nickname. Regardless of his vanity, McClellan most surely knew how to make an army from scratch. The Battle of Antietam, for instance, was waged with a majority of Union men who had not seen any major battles. His ability to organize and inspire an army is impressive. I believe that is why this book can seem tedious at moments, because he is quite detailed in this regard.
It becomes clear, while reading this book, that he deeply valued this army he created. It was, in essence, the purest form of his ego. Here was this magnificent thing he created from the ground up, ready to do his bidding for the good of the nation. We get the sense, from his writing alone, that he values the Army of the Potomac so much because it is the physical manifestation of his ego. It becomes to seem obvious that his being circumspect, even chary at times, is due to the fact that his creation means almost too much to him. If he sends his army out and it is badly bloodied, he feels he might lose the admiration of his men, he might forfeit all of the work he has spent organizing and training. In other words, harming his creation would be to directly harm his ego.
Say what you will about the man; he knew how to make an army and how to inspire his men. I think after reading this book though, that his greatest fault goes deeper than what we think. He was too cautious, he was always asking for reinforcements, and I believe that this is because of his vanity. Take another general for instance, Ulysses S Grant. During the Vicksburg Campaign, he would dismount his horse to help troops build and clear paths. He would take to sleeping on the grass without a blanket. There was no vanity, no essence of Napoleon. This man cared to get the job done. It was not that he simply disregarded the mens lives, but knew what it would take to move onward to victory. By all accounts, Grants soldiers respected him because of this.
I almost think that were I to win some small success now I could become Dictator or anything else that might please me – therefore I won’t be Dictator. Admirable self-denial! -McClellan
While this egotism bled through the pages, about 6 months later Edwin Stanton had other words to say.
This army has to fight or run away; while men are striving nobly in the West, the champagne and oysters on the Potomac must be stopped.”
I highly recommend this book as some of the best insight into not just a general, but a man, a human being, and an entire period of the war.
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