Fremont and McClellan: Their Political and Military Careers Reviewed (Classic Reprint) by Van Buren DenslowFremont and McClellan: Their Political and Military Careers Reviewed (Classic Reprint) by Van Buren Denslow

Fremont and McClellan: Their Political and Military Careers Reviewed (Classic Reprint)

byVan Buren Denslow

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Upon the secondary actors in a drama, whether upon the mimic stage or upon the broad theatre Of real life, public Opinion is generally united. They pass on all sides for about what they are worth, as their lesser importance, by sparing them from criticism and partisanship, saves them from both friends and enemies. SO in the reputations developed by this war; there is little difference and no con?ict as to the merits Of Butler, Burnside, Anderson, mcdowell, Pope, Curtis, Wallace, Sigel, and the hosts Of other brave and capable military men who have distinguished themselves and shed lustre on their country's arms by their achievements in responsible yet subordinate capacities. Fremont and mcclellan, how ever, enjoy no such undisputed honors. While a portion Of the people of the country appear to regard Fremont as a military failure, and mcclellan as possessing wonderful military abilities, others are enthusiastic in their admiration of Fremont's entire career as a soldier, and fail to see the evi deuces that mcclellan is entitled to the favor which the Administration has shown him. When we add to this, that those who are satisfied with Fremont are generally those who voted for Lincoln, while the admirers of mcclellan are those who voted for Breckinridge, Douglas and Bell, it is apparent that this war'of reputations is, to a degree, partisan, and it is also probable that the instinctive elective affinities Of the people have dis cerned in these men a fitness to be the leaders of their respective senti ments, and that therefore this affinity for Fremont or mcclellan is based on deep-seated qualities in the men, which make them fit types Of the two great political classes of the N orth. We propose to compare them, first politically, and secondly as soldiers.

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Title:Fremont and McClellan: Their Political and Military Careers Reviewed (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.09 inPublished:October 9, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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