A great surprise in my letterbox this week when I found a card from Odie Langley, one he found on his recent trip to Fredericksburg.
From the back of the card:
"Gen. George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885) with Ellen Mary Marcy (1836-1915), whom he married in 1860. the following year, McClellan organized the Army of the Potomac, and President Lincoln appointed him General-in-Chief of the Union Army. "By some strange operation of magic, I seem to have become the power of the land, " McClellan told his wife."Interestingly, the Wikipedia article on McClellan shows them in the same clothes but with a slightly different pose. They must have had a photographic session.
Many thanks, Odie, for your kindness in thinking of me. :)