A collection of McClellan Family Papers is maintained
by the University of Pennsylvania. According to information at
the site, it is a small collection with the general's daughter-in-law's
A striking photo of General George B. McClellan's father, Dr.
George McClellan, is displayed at a site owned by the college
and hospital George Sr. founded (Jefferson).
More on Dr. McClellan, in the form of an enthusiastic
salute can be found on the Jefferson Medical College site.
Meet General Samuel McClellan, a Revolutionary War forebearer
of George B. (1729-1807) at his own site. There find a painting
and small bio.
Gen. Samuel McClellan experienced a dramtic "conversion"
to Methodism, which featured in an early history of the Methodist
Aficionados of the McClellan Military Saddle have an
extensive site (which has long been "THE McClellan Page"
as far as the Net is concerned). Was the saddle a true original
or merely McClellan's adaptation of the Cossack saddles he saw
in Crimea? Even the non-horse crowd will find something of interest.
Fort McClellan in Alabama is a training center for military
police and chemical warfare specialists.
McClellan Air Force Base - what an appropriate name
for an Air Force facility - is named after you-know-whom. It is
slated for closing.
Engravings of McClellan, struck from original proofs,
are available in the size 7-13/16 by 9-13/16 in. for a mere six
dollars from the Shenandoah Gallery. View one at:
A Civil War Song, "The Battle of Antietam Creek,"
can be heard as recorded in 1939. Warde Ford, apparently a rustic,
sang this song -- a long, intensely depressing piece of melodrama
-- for a musicologist/collector. Interesting for its social information
about recruits and an instant transport to a radically different
time and culture. Uses Real Audio.
The Missouri Commandery of MOLLUS (Military Order of the Loyal
Legion of the United States) maintain a site that lists McClellan
books available through the Amazon site.
A capsule history of the McClellan/Pinkerton relationship
is available from the Pinkertons site. Its tone is generally positive,
although it falls onto the wrong side of the Pinkerton enemy-estimating
The Hancock Society is dedicated to preserving the memory
of a man McClellan nicknamed "the Superb," though much
of his great reputation rests on his work in the post-McClellan
era. This site went up in May, 1998.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States maintain extensive,
http://suvcw.org and http://suvcw.org/mollus.htm
An outstanding McClellan bibliography is maintained at a site
that appears to belong to Carlisle Barracks in Pa. The server
is very dodgy and you'll be lucky if your browser can recognize
this URL but the material is well worth multiple attempts.
Comparative orders of battle for Antietam (Sharpsburg) are
listed on separate web pages for Union and Confederate forces
by a certain "B.D. Boyle." Totaling the units one finds
126 Union cavalry and infantry regiments opposing 102 Rebel formations
of the same type. Interesting?
View McClellan's gravesite in Trenton's Riverview Cemetery
courtesy of the people at Find A Grave (who also supply a map
of the area).
A photo of MG McClellan's field HQ in Western Virginia after
Phillipi is pictured on pages featuring "West Virginia in
the Civil War."
The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association is a relatively
new organization focused on preservation, education and research.
They currently have a very interesting project underway to catalog
and record purchase vouchers. These are more than simple receipts
and contain an abundance of research nuggets.