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The Carte de Visite features a standing, left-side portrait of General George B. McClellan, holding binoculars; In this portrait in profile by C. D. Fredricks, one of Brady's principal rivals in New York, General George McClellan poses with a pair of binoculars; After the brutal battle of Antietam (September 1862), when McClellan failed to further advance on the weakened enemy, President Lincoln lost confidence in his general and removed him from service as head of the Army of the Potomac; Two years later Lincoln defeated McClellan, who ran against him as the Democratic Party candidate for president
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 X 2 3/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
Verso: Charles D. Fredrick's & Co. / 'Specialaité,' / 587 Broadway, New York.
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885; Civil War
carte de visite
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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