back to top
|Genius of an organizer. Big brains, no brass. Now Sickles had the opposite problem, All Brass, but he would have struggled with the Jeopardy category "Your Head or a Hole In the Ground".
But seriously, the AOTP loved Little Mac even as they were marching off to Gettysburg. There are anecdotes telling of the morale of the AOTP soaring on the march north because they thought that Mac had been called back into service. All that Grant did with that army is owed at least in part to the organizing and training of MaClellan. They should have made him chief of staff and shoved Halleck into some obliviously obscure posting.