Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material George Brinton McClellan papers,

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Title

  • George Brinton McClellan papers,

Summary

  • Correspondence; telegrams; memoranda; diaries; writings; notes; military papers; printed copies of speeches, articles, and books; McClellan family papers; scrapbooks; and other papers relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service particularly in the Peninsular Campaign and Battle of Antietam, Md. Includes materials relating to his 1864 report on the U.S. Army of the Potomac; years as a cadet and instructor at the United States Military Academy; service during the Mexican War; participation in exploratory expeditions to Arkansas, the Red River (Tex.-La.), Texas, and Washington Territory; travels in Europe studying European military systems; and campaign for U.S. president in 1864. Also documents his service as governor of New Jersey; work as engineer and railroad company executive; and service as chief engineer of the New York (N.Y.) Dept. of Docks. Subjects include the reorganization of the U.S. Army, national political affairs, and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Includes diaries of Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan and other McClellan family members and papers of Joseph F. Minter.
  • Correspondents include Benjamin Alvord; John Jacob Astor; Nathaniel Prentiss Banks; Samuel L.M. Barlow; J.G. Barnard; F.S. Blount; Don Carlos Buell; Ambrose Everett Burnside; Simon Cameron; Leslie Combs; Samuel Sullivan Cox; George Ticknor Curtis; William Dennison; John A. Dix; Edward Everett; Millard Fillmore; J. D. Foster; William Buel Franklin; George Gibbs; Joshua R. Giddings; Ulysses S. Grant; H.W. Halleck; Samuel Peter Heintzelman; Rufus Ingalls; Joseph E. Johnston; Amos Kendall; Hiram Ketchum; Robert E. Lee; Abraham Lincoln; Manton Marble; Randolph Barnes Marcy; Irvin McDowell; George Gordon Meade; Charles E. Mix; Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, comte de Paris; Joel Parker; Thomas B. Peddle; Allan Pinkerton; Fitz-John Porter; William Cowper Prime; William S. Rosecrans; Benjamin Rush; Winfield Scott; Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff; Gustavus Woodson Smith; Persifor Frazer Smith; Edwin McMasters Stanton; Isaac Ingall Stevens; Edwin V. Sumner; Charles E. Swann; Stephen W. Tichenor; E.D. Townsend; Clement L. Vallandigham; Stewart Van Vliet; Daniel W. Voorhees; George H. Weeks; James C. Welling; Henry Benjamin Whipple; Augustus Woodbury; John Ellis Wool; and the McClellan family.

Names

  • McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885.
  • McClellan, Mary Ellen Marcy, 1835-1915.
  • Minter, Joseph F.

Headings

  • -  Alvord, Benjamin,--1813-1884--Correspondence
  • -  Astor, John Jacob,--1822-1890--Correspondence
  • -  Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,--1816-1894--Correspondence
  • -  Barlow, Samuel L. M.--(Samuel Latham Mitchill),--1826-1889--Correspondence
  • -  Barnard, J. G.--(John Gross),--1815-1882--Correspondence
  • -  Blount, F. S.--Correspondence
  • -  Buell, Don Carlos,--1818-1898--Correspondence
  • -  Burnside, Ambrose Everett,--1824-1881--Correspondence
  • -  Cameron, Simon,--1799-1889--Correspondence
  • -  Combs, Leslie,--1793-1881--Correspondence
  • -  Cox, Samuel Sullivan,--1824-1889--Correspondence
  • -  Curtis, George Ticknor,--1812-1894--Correspondence
  • -  Dennison, William,--1815-1882--Correspondence
  • -  Dix, John A.--(John Adams),--1798-1879--Correspondence
  • -  Everett, Edward,--1794-1865--Correspondence
  • -  Fillmore, Millard,--1800-1874--Correspondence
  • -  Foster, J. D.,--active 1851-1852--Correspondence
  • -  Franklin, William Buel,--1823-1903--Correspondence
  • -  Gibbs, George,--1815-1873--Correspondence
  • -  Giddings, Joshua R.--(Joshua Reed),--1795-1864--Correspondence
  • -  Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885--Correspondence
  • -  Halleck, H. W.--(Henry Wager),--1815-1872--Correspondence
  • -  Heintzelman, Samuel Peter,--1805-1880--Correspondence
  • -  Ingalls, Rufus,--1818-1893--Correspondence
  • -  Johnston, Joseph E.--(Joseph Eggleston),--1807-1891--Correspondence
  • -  Kendall, Amos,--1789-1869--Correspondence
  • -  Ketchum, Hiram--Correspondence
  • -  Lee, Robert E.--(Robert Edward),--1807-1870--Correspondence
  • -  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865--Correspondence
  • -  Marble, Manton,--1834-1917--Correspondence
  • -  Marcy, Randolph B.--(Randolph Barnes),--1812-1887--Correspondence
  • -  McDowell, Irvin,--1818-1885--Correspondence
  • -  Meade, George Gordon,--1815-1872--Correspondence
  • -  Mix, Charles E.--Correspondence
  • -  Paris, Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans,--comte de,--1838-1894--Correspondence
  • -  Parker, Joel,--1816-1888--Correspondence
  • -  Peddle, Thomas B.--Correspondence
  • -  Pinkerton, Allan,--1819-1884--Correspondence
  • -  Porter, Fitz-John,--1822-1901--Correspondence
  • -  Prime, William Cowper,--1825-1905--Correspondence
  • -  Rosecrans, William S.--(William Starke),--1819-1898--Correspondence
  • -  Rush, Benjamin,--1811-1877--Correspondence
  • -  Scott, Winfield,--1786-1866--Correspondence
  • -  Shurtleff, Nathaniel Bradstreet,--1810-1874--Correspondence
  • -  Smith, Gustavus Woodson,--1822-1896--Correspondence
  • -  Smith, Persifor Frazer,--1798-1858--Correspondence
  • -  Stanton, Edwin M.--(Edwin McMasters),--1814-1869--Correspondence
  • -  Stevens, Isaac Ingalls,--1818-1862--Correspondence
  • -  Sumner, Edwin V.--(Edwin Vose),--1797-1863--Correspondence
  • -  Swann, Charles E.,--active 1863-1865--Correspondence
  • -  Tichenor, Stephen W.--Correspondence
  • -  Townsend, E. D.--(Edward Davis),--1817-1893--Correspondence
  • -  Vallandigham, Clement L.--(Clement Laird),--1820-1871--Correspondence
  • -  Van Vliet, Stewart,--1815-1901--Correspondence
  • -  Voorhees, Daniel W.--(Daniel Wolsey),--1827-1897--Correspondence
  • -  Weeks, George H.--(George Henry),--1834-1905--Correspondence
  • -  Welling, James C.--(James Clarke),--1825-1894--Correspondence
  • -  Whipple, Henry Benjamin,--1822-1901--Correspondence
  • -  Woodbury, Augustus,--1825-1895--Correspondence
  • -  Wool, John Ellis,--1784-1869--Correspondence
  • -  McClellan family
  • -  McClellan family--Correspondence
  • -  New York (N.Y.).--Department of Docks (1870-1897)
  • -  United States.--Army--Reorganization
  • -  United States.--Army of the Potomac
  • -  National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
  • -  United States Military Academy
  • -  Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • -  Elections--United States--1864
  • -  Maryland Campaign, 1862
  • -  Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • -  Peninsular Campaign, Va., 1862
  • -  Railroads--United States
  • -  Antietam (Md.)--History
  • -  Arkansas--Discovery and exploration
  • -  Europe--Armed Forces
  • -  Europe--Description and travel
  • -  Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  New Jersey--Politics and government
  • -  Red River (Tex.-La.)--Discovery and exploration
  • -  Texas--Discovery and exploration
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
  • -  United States--Politics and government--19th century
  • -  Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  Washington Territory--Discovery and exploration
  • -  Yorktown (Va.)--History

Notes

  • -  Arranged in twelve series. Series 1: Correspondence I, 1783-1888; Series 2: Correspondence II, 1823-1898; Series 3: Letterbooks and Telegram Books, 1852-1862; Series 4: Special Correspondence, 1870-1873; Series 5: Diaries, 1846-1884; Series 6: Speech, Article, and Book File, 1864-1885; Series 7: Military Papers, 1846-1862; Series 8: Notebooks, 1842-1885; Series 9: Financial Papers, 1842-1885; Series 10: Miscellany, 1852-1885; Series 11: Addition, 1866-1872; and Series 12: Oversize.
  • -  George Brinton McClellan Papers available through the Library of Congress Web site at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000079
  • -  Microfilm edition of a portion of these papers is available, no. 16,004.
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1974.
  • -  Gift, George B. McClellan, Jr., 1911-1923.
  • -  Purchase, 1998.
  • -  Maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
  • -  U.S. Army officer and governor of New Jersey.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010155

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  • 33,000 items.
  • 200 containers plus 3 oversize.
  • 82 microfilm reels.
  • 42.1 linear feet.

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  • mm78031898

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Chicago citation style:

Mcclellan, George B, Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan, and Joseph F Minter. George Brinton McClellan papers. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/mm78031898.

APA citation style:

McClellan, G. B., McClellan, M. E. M. & Minter, J. F. George Brinton McClellan papers. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/mm78031898.

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Mcclellan, George B, Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan, and Joseph F Minter. George Brinton McClellan papers. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/mm78031898>.