2 thoughts on “George B. McClellan and a Whiff of Treason in High Places.”

  1. Alex:

    I knew that McClellan was not opposed to slavery (neither was Custer) but was certainly not aware of this episode!

    Thanks for sharing.



    1. Sure thing, Doug. To be clear, there is no smoking gun that implicates McClellan in the plot referred to by Key. That said, there does seem to be evidence that Lincoln suspected McClellan’s involvement in, or at least sympathy with, the plot’s aims as described. McClellan’s subsequent inactivity appears to have reinforced that suspicion.


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