The Civil War, Day by Day

General George McClellan


Lee’s Orders Are Captured

The papers are rushed to McClellan and are proven to be authentic. With a major opportunity to deal a telling defeat to Lee’s divided army, McClellan in his typical style, reacts too slowly and the opportunity is lost.




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