Abraham Lincoln creates a new Federal army designed to do what George B. McClellan could not–destroy the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and capture Richmond.
Winfield Scott retires to West Point and George B. McClellan becomes general-in-chief of all Federal armies.
President Lincoln decides the time is right for Winfield Scott to retire as general-in-chief, and his replacement should be George B. McClellan.
The growing tension between George B. McClellan and Winfield Scott results in a harsh exchange after a conference on military strategy.
George B. McClellan continues organizing his new Army of the Potomac and continues feuding with Winfield Scott.
George B. McClellan develops a Federal war strategy while complaining that Winfield Scott is standing in his way.