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farbersweekly
10-29-2007, 11:24 PM
As a not-as-frequent-as-I'd-like visitor, this may not be the correct place, but, because of today's date and the military character it concerns, here goes:

In visiting another of my favorite sites (and a historical resource), www.FindaGrave.com, I am reminded that on this date, back in 1885, General McClellan passed away. For your interest, here's the link for General, and also his son, Max (more later on him), who is buried at Arlington:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2765
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4791

Now for the questions:

1. Are any of you active contributors to the above site?
(Even if you're not, if you haven't visited, there is an incredible number of submissions for Civil War figures, large and small, with some outstanding bios).

2. Of the Civil War combatants, politicians, etc., whose final resting place would you most like to visit that you haven't?

3. On a completely different tangent... Who do you think had the more distinguished career, father or son? It almost appears to me that Max McClellan, while not as famous, may have been the more successful of the two (he was NYC Mayor, Congressman, Princeton professor, and Lt. Col in WWI)? Here's just one interesting link...

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nyc100/html/classroom/hist_info/mayors.html#mcclellan

Best regards,
Dave Potts
http://www.usovals.com/usovals/civilwarreenact.htm

3rdUSRedleg
11-02-2007, 11:02 PM
Sir;
Just to add info on this post (online book):

Report of Major-General B. McClellan, upon the organization of the Army of the Potomac, and its campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, from July 26, 1861, to November 7, 1862. Reprinted entire from the copy transmitted by the secretary of war to the House of representatives.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=ADH2097.0001.001

I found this to be of great reading!!!!!