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QUITE ENJOYED the October 2020 article, “Little Mac on the Move,” about McClellan’s activities at the Battle of Antietam. All that has been written about the battle and this is rarely noticed. Unfortunately, wherever George McClellan went, he brought along George McClellan. It would be nice to see how his activities might have affected his decision on September 18 not to renew the battle. In another vein, reading Private Alexander Wight’s recollection about the general, and if it is true, shows really how much he loved his men and why they loved him. Perhaps it was more difficult for some men two years later to have cast their vote against him than is

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