March 8 – Lincoln demotes McClellan to commander of just Army of the Potomac due to his cautiousness of prosecuting the Union war effort.
Antietam, Md. President Lincoln with Gen. George B. McClellan
and group of officers. [October 3, 1862]
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-B8184-3287]
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