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    George B. McClellan.  General Irwin McDowell's catastrophic defeat at Bull Run persuaded Lincoln that he needed a new commander.  McClellan had cultivated a reputation as one of the country's top military engineers and in the first months of his wartime service in the west he seemed to have come the closest of any Union general to winning a battle.  Soon after his promotion McClellan created the Army of the Potomac and appointed himself as its leader. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    George B. McClellan.  General Irwin McDowell's catastrophic defeat at Bull Run persuaded Lincoln that he needed a new commander.  McClellan had cultivated a reputation as one of the country's top military engineers and in the first months of his wartime service in the west he seemed to have come the closest of any Union general to winning a battle.  Soon after his promotion McClellan created the Army of the Potomac and appointed himself as its leader. 

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