DC -- Kalorama Triangle -- Major General George B. McClellan Park:
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MCCLEL_970806_04.JPG: George McClellan Statue
Union General McClellan had been hailed as the "Young Napoleon" at the start of the Civil War. He was a brilliant organizer, administrator, and trainer but he couldn't lead the troops at all.
After fighting in the Mexican War, he retired to private life and met Abraham Lincoln while working in Illinois. He became a Major General at the start of the war and won a minor victory at Rich Mountain, West Virginia just before the Federal disaster at First Bull Run. This put him in the right light at a critical time and he became commander of the armies around Washington and then Commander in Chief of the army. He was beloved by the troops as he formed them into a decently trained force. His failure in the Peninsular Campaign caused him to be replaced by John Pope. After Second Bull Run, McClellan was put back in charge. The administration became upset at his unwillingness to engage the enemy and he was relieved by Abraham Lincoln after failing to follow through at Antietam.
He then ran against Lincoln in the election of 1864 but lost.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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