McClellan's Farewell

McClellan's Farewell (HM3T)

Location: Warrenton, VA 20187 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.274', W 77° 45.998'

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After President Abraham Lincoln relieved Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan of command of the Army of the Potomac on 7 Nov. 1862, the general composed a farewell order. It was read to the army by divisions on 10 Nov. when the new commander, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, held a grand review of the army about half a mile north of here. Both Burnside and McClellan attended, and the three-mile-long line of soldiers cheered McClellan heartily, many weeping. This closed McClellan's military career. He returned home to Trenton, N.J. and ran unsuccessfully against Lincoln on the Democratic Party ticket in 1864.
HM NumberHM3T
Marker NumberC 9
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 259530 N 4291326
Decimal Degrees38.73790000, -77.76663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.274', W 77° 45.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 16.44" N, 77° 45' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6389 Lee Hwy, Warrenton VA 20187, US
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