Major- General George B. McClellan Himself.

Major- General George B. McClellan Himself.
Looking rather snazzy, I do say.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

1864 Blog Post

An Ape Wins Again

November 9th, 1864

You know, I feel as though I should be angrier right now. I feel as if I should be cursing the heavens, and vowing revenge for another thousandth or so time, promising to end his career or put a stop to his evil or something along those lines. Perhaps it is shock, or maybe it is hopelessness, or maybe the defeat is yet to sink in, but this is the first time in a lot of my major failures that I feel disappointed as opposed to an extreme wroth. He's won. For another time out of an uncountable amount, I have lost to Lincoln. This war shall continue, and I will continue to be dust in the wind that is American history. I suppose the American people have spoken; we just had one of, if not the, bloodiest battles in the history of this country at Gettysburg, and apparently they want more. I don't even know if I have words to describe the feelings I have right now, but it doesn't really make any matter. I've been defeated again, again, and again, and am all out of ideas as to how I'm going to preserve my pride. Perhaps I won't go down in the history books; perhaps I'll just be some forgotten general who wasn't good enough for the North, who's every major battle was a failure in the eyes of the Union. I grow weary of this country, and weary of trying to prove myself and restore my reputation to its former glory. I have a family to look over, a family that I've abandoned for too long while I've obsessed over trying to be remembered and be better than Lincoln. It's time, that for once in my life, I put someone Else's needs above my own and try to be a better person. Maybe I should take a break from this nation for a while; I'm sure that there are lovely spots to visit in Europe with my family, some place where I can get forget about my troubles for a while and just relax. Who knows, maybe I'll be appreciated over there more so than I am here! It makes no matter, the most important thing that I have to remember is to move on; I can't let these defeats eat away at my mind and body anymore. I've got to live my life in the present, and leave my past at the Seven Days battle, Antietam, and the election behind. It's time that I to devote all of my attention and care to my loved ones, Nelly, Mac, and Mary again. I'll be a greater father and husband, I promise.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

1863 Blog Post

  Democrat Weekly

October 12th, 1863

Editorial by: George B. McClellan

Recently I had been asked by the producers of this fine newspaper to comment on my permanent relief of duty by our "wise and honorable" president, Abraham Lincoln, but I've decided to take this opportunity to announce something far more important instead. I, former Major General George McClellan, shall be entering the political scene as a proud Democrat coming the election next year. In my opinion, it has become apparent that these Republicans in Office have no clue on how to run this country, and probably haven't even so much as glanced as the Constitution in their lifetimes. They have continued their approval of this bloodbath of a war while thousands of husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons lay dead fighting for their unjust causes. Slavery is a right protected in the very Constitution! The fact that Lincoln thinks he has the right, the audacity, to tell the rebelling states to release their property is completely mad, and is only one of the many showings of Lincoln's arrogance and folly while he's been in charge of this country. All that foolish "Proclamation" will do is further the divide and bring us closer to shutting off negotiations all together. The only true way that us Northerners will walk away from this war the true victors, is by pursuing peace with the South, by trying to end this bloodshed for good and allow our soldiers to return home. I trained those men and led them, and I can say from experience that they just want to return home to their families, to see the ones that they miss dearly. However, if we continue upon our current road, Generals like that butcher, Grant, will break apart even more pure, innocent Northern families with grief. And don't even let me begin on the expenses! Having to pay thousands of soldiers, buying equipment and rations for all of them,is going to drive this nation into even further debt! In order to save lives and money for what's left of the Union, we need to look into more diplomatic options while we have the chance. If anything, we should allow the South to see what it's like to stand independently; I guarantee that they will come running back to the Union within a year or so. But most importantly, The vital message that I want to convey is that the time for war is over; it's time that we, for the sake of our expenses and thousands of lives, begin negotiating peace with the South. And the only way that the North can achieve such an action, is if we vote in a proper Democrat.

Choose wisely during the election,
-George Brinton McClellan