A Chatham native and historian examines the life of Colonel Thomas M. Key, a confidential aide to Union General George B. McClellen.
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McClellan’s Other Story: The Political Intrigue of Colonel Thomas Key, Confidential Aide to General George B. McClellan (Belle Grove Publishing Co.) by William B. Styple
Chatham native and historian William B. Styple offers an eye-opening work involving Union General George B. McClellan, who later became governor of New Jersey. Styple details the story of Colonel Thomas M. Key, McClellan’s confidential aide, who secretly corresponded with the Confederacy to prolong the war, even convincing McClellan to ignore presidential orders.
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