UNDER REVISION

This list was compiled in 1998: with one exception, every link shown below is now dead. A new list will be posted this summer (2004).
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FAMILY

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 materials predominating.
http://www.upenn.edu/AR/info/McClellan.html

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).
http://jeffline.tju.edu/SML/archives/history/mcclellan.html

More on Dr. McClellan, in the form of an enthusiastic salute can be found on the Jefferson Medical College site.
http://www.airnet.net/George/jefferson/index

Meet General Samuel McClellan, a Revolutionary War forebearer of George B. (1729-1807) at his own site. There find a painting and small bio.
http://www.airnet.net/George/McClellan/theoth~1.htm

Gen. Samuel McClellan experienced a dramtic "conversion" to Methodism, which featured in an early history of the Methodist church.
http://wesley/nnc.edu/hdm/files/mcclellan.htm

NAMESAKES

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.
http://mor-kik.ml.org/macs/mcc.html

Fort McClellan in Alabama is a training center for military police and chemical warfare specialists.
http://www.mcclellan.army.mil/mcclellan.htm

McClellan Air Force Base - what an appropriate name for an Air Force facility - is named after you-know-whom. It is slated for closing.
http://www.mcclellan.af.mil/tocx.html

KEEPSAKES

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:
http://www.mega-site.com/shenandoah/gm100.html

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.
http://www.cyberbee.com/research/manuscripts/afc94000298.html

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.
http://www.usmo.com/~momollus/books/Mcclella.htm

COMRADES IN ARMS

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 controversy.
http://www.pinkertons.com/pinkerton/frames/about/hist6.htm

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.
http://www.achiever.com/freehmpg/civilwar

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States maintain extensive, first-rate sites.
http://suvcw.org and http://suvcw.org/mollus.htm

RESEARCH

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.
Carlisle-www.army.mi/usarmhi/refBibs/biogs/mcclell.htm

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?
Union: http://www.access.digex.net/~bdboyle/battles/antietam.html
Rebel: http://www.access.digex.net/~bdboyle/battles/sharps.html

SITES

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).
http://www.findagrave.com/pictures/mcclellangeorge.html

A photo of MG McClellan's field HQ in Western Virginia after Phillipi is pictured on pages featuring "West Virginia in the Civil War."
http://www.wvcivilwar.com/jarvis.htm

OF RELATED INTEREST

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.
http://www.voicenet.com/~njcwha/index.htm


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