Carte de cisite, 4 1/4" x 2 3/8". Standing view of Little Mac. Anthony/ Brady , New York photographer's backmark. Some little soiling and wear, a bit of minor foxing, overall VG- Fine condition.
George Brinton McClellan (1826 –1885) was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican War, and later left the Army to work in railroads until the outbreak of the Civil War. Early in the war, McClellan was appointed to the rank of major general and played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army, which would become the Army of the Potomac. McClellan was nominated by the Democrats to run against Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 U.S. presidential election. McClellan supported continuation of the war and restoration of the Union (but not the abolition of slavery), but the party platform, written by Copperhead leader Clement Vallandigham of Ohio, was opposed to this position.