Tuesday, September 27, 2011

150 Years Ago -- A Contentious Cabinet Meeting

On Friday, September 27, 1861, a contentious cabinet meeting was held in General Winfield Scott's office with Major General George McClellan attending.  The main topics were the war and the inactivity of McClellan's army.  There was a general feeling that the war should have been over by now and most present wanted to know why it wasn't.  McClellan was still training and drilling his green recruits into a fighting force and would not be ready to move for several more months.


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