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Attribution:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896  Search this
Sitter:
William Farrar Smith, 1816 - 1876  Search this
William Buel Franklin, 1823 - 1903  Search this
Samuel Peter Heintzelman, 30 Sep 1805 - 1 May 1880  Search this
Andrew Porter, 1820 - 1872  Search this
Irvin McDowell, 15 Oct 1818 - 4 May 1885  Search this
George Brinton McClellan, 3 Dec 1826 - 29 Oct 1885  Search this
George Archibald McCall, 1802 - 1868  Search this
Don Carlos Buell, 1818 - 1898  Search this
Louis Blenker, 1812 - 1863  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 22.4 x 39.5cm (8 13/16 x 15 9/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 71.1cm (22 × 28")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1862
Exhibition Label:
Hopes for a short war had already waned months before President Lincoln’s new commander, General George B. McClellan, posed for this photograph. Shown with ten of his senior generals at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, in the spring of 1862, prior to the start of the Peninsula Campaign, McClellan stands beside and to the left of his predecessor, General Irvin McDowell. McClellan was called the “young Napoleon” for the self-confidence he exuded following his minor victories of the previous summer in western Virginia. Although a brilliant organizer of the Union army in northern Virginia, he was proving to be slow at engaging the enemy, and he would soon demonstrate a proclivity for retreating. In the fall of 1862, Lincoln would sack him for not pursuing General Robert E. Lee’s army after the Battle of Antietam.
Topic:
Irvin McDowell: Male  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
William Buel Franklin: Male  Search this
William Buel Franklin: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
William Buel Franklin: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Samuel Peter Heintzelman: Male  Search this
Samuel Peter Heintzelman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Samuel Peter Heintzelman: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Archibald McCall: Male  Search this
George Archibald McCall: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Don Carlos Buell: Male  Search this
Don Carlos Buell: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
William Farrar Smith: Male  Search this
William Farrar Smith: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Farrar Smith: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Andrew Porter: Male  Search this
Andrew Porter: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Louis Blenker: Male  Search this
Louis Blenker: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Male  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.81.27
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.27