Civil War Buff Takes On McClellan's Critics

Sep 20, 2012
Originally published on September 20, 2012 1:20 pm

Gen. George McClellan's Union forces narrowly won the battle of Antietam, but he has long been blamed by historians and politicians for botching an opportunity to destroy Gen. Robert E. Lee's army and bring an early end to the Civil War. Cartographer Gene Thorp argues his critics have it wrong.