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Facts in Five

The Young Napoleon Edition

 

  • George McClellan’s father was a renowned physician and founder of the Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia
  • McClellan graduated West Point ranked second in the vaunted class of 1846- his classmates included Thomas J. Jackson, Jesse Reno, Cadmus Wilcox, AP Hill, and George Pickett
  • Jefferson Davis was an influential mentor in McClellan’s life- sending him on secret reconnaissance missions into the Caribbean, and to the Crimea as our official observer during the Crimean War
  • Small victories in western Virginia would pave the way for West Virginia statehood- a profile of him in the New York Herald brought national attention to the “Napoleon of the present War”
  • Winfield Scott cautioned Lincoln against appointing McClellan General-in-chief in addition to his army command- Little Mac’s response was, “I can do it all” 
Not an ideal pairing

Not an ideal pairing

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Facts in Five

The Young Napoleon Edition

 

  • George McClellan’s father was a renowned physician and founder of the Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia
  • McClellan graduated West Point ranked second in the vaunted class of 1846- his classmates included Thomas J. Jackson, Jesse Reno, Cadmus Wilcox, AP Hill, and George Pickett
  • Jefferson Davis was an influential mentor in McClellan’s life- sending him on secret reconnaissance missions into the Caribbean, and to the Crimea as our official observer during the Crimean War
  • Small victories in western Virginia would pave the way for West Virginia statehood- a profile of him in the New York Herald brought national attention to the “Napoleon of the present War”
  • Winfield Scott cautioned Lincoln against appointing McClellan General-in-chief in addition to his army command- Little Mac’s response was, “I can do it all” 
Not an ideal pairing

Not an ideal pairing

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Ramblings of an Antiquated Mind

Well, it’s more of a guideline than a rule….

  • Princeton is a fine University, but we need to preserve the battlefield there
  • Still waiting for a reason other than cheesesteaks for visiting Philadelphia…..Independence Hall is still not visible due to refurbishment
  • Early voting is troubling on many levels
  • Why wasn’t there an identification requirement in the original Voting Rights Act? 
  • The Federal Reserve is not a commercial bank, so I’m not sure what Ron Paul wants to see in an audit
  • Ron Paul admires Millard Fillmore, enough said…..
  • How long before the government takes anti-trust action against Apple?
  • Art Modell should never be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • No President wants to deal with foreign policy, but this one seems especially distant
  • Education is a thankless calling, teachers should be paid more
  • Charter schools work, education reform must include them
  • Many of our amendments have been mistakes….26 is one of them….think about who you voted for in your first election.
  • No matter what you accomplish in life, the size of your funeral will still be dictated by the weather

Ey, yous want wizz on dat hoagie?

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