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"Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights." . . .General George McClellan, Accepting the 1864 Democratic presidential Nomination

"All things very quiet on this bank of the Chickahominy. I would prefer more noise." . . . George McClellan in a Dispatch to Secretary Stanton

"All quiet along the Potomac." . . . A Dispatch to Secretary Stanton

 Union General George B. McClellan

"The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country" March 14, 1862 Dispatch from McClellan to the Army of the Potomac

"When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac." March 14, 1862 Dispatch from McClellan to the Army of the Potomac

"The Union, which can alone insure internal peace, and external security to each State, Must and Shall be Preserved, cost what it may in time, treasure, and blood."  July 4, 1862 Dispatch to the Army of the Potomac at the conclusion of the bloody Seven Days Battle



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