Siege of Yorktown

Arrival of General McClellan

Black and white illustration from Leslie's Illutrated News (May 3, 1862) showing General McClellan's arrival, with cheering troops gathered on either side of the road.

Caption: The war in Virginia – Arrival of General McClellan, 5th of April, 1862, to take personal command of the Union army in its advance on Yorktown – Enthusiastic reception by the troops. From a sketch by our special artist, E.S. Hall. – See page 2 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from Leslie's Illustrated News, May 3, 1862, page 13.

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Last Updated: July 10, 2012