Why was George B McClellan important?
because he "won" the battle of Antietam
What private company did US General George B McClellan hire for espionage work on Confederate operations?
Who replaced General George B McClellan in the Department of Ohio when McClellan was called to Washington DC?
What actions did Major General George B. McClellan take to increase the size of his army after the Battle of Antietam?
Major General George B. McClellan was unaware that President Lincoln wanted to replace him. McClellan and his War Democrat supporters considered McClellan the hero of Antietam. By the end of October 1862, McClellan had rebuilt his Army of the Potomac to 120,000 troops. He had only 70,000 troops at the battle of Antietam.
George B. McClellan had been anxious to reenlist in the US Army prior to and after the bombardment of Fort Sumter. He wanted, however, to enter with a high rank. His desire to do that was enabled by two important figures in the US. With the support of Republican Governor Dennison of Ohio and General in Chief, Winfield Scott, McClellan was commissioned as a major general of volunteers.