"You may find those who will go faster than I, Mr. President; but it is very doubtful if you will find many
who will go further."
-- Gen. George B. McClellan Commander
Army of the Potomac
to President Lincoln
"I fear that my day of usefulness to the country is past-at least under this administration. I hope and trust that God will
watch over, guide, and protect me. I accept most resignedly all He has brought upon me. Perhaps I have really brought it on myself;
for while striving conscientiously to do my best, it may well be that I have made great mistakes that my vanity does not permit me to
"If things come to pass as I anticipate, I shall leave the service with a sad heart for my country but a light one for myself.
But one thing keeps me at my work - love for my country and my army. Surely no general had ever better cause to love his men than I
have to love mine."
-- General George B. McClellan, USA
Letters to his Wife, July 17th & 18th 1862 respectively.