While updating the AotW page for Colonel Albert Lewis Magilton, I came upon a quote about him. It’s from West Point classmate and fellow Lieutenant George B McClellan,  in a December 1846 letter McClellan wrote another Army officer, from Mexico.

McClellan called him “the never-sufficiently-to-be-admired Magilton”.

I don’t know exactly what it says about Magilton, but it seems pretty rich coming from a man of GBM’s apparent ego.


The quote is from a letter McClellan wrote another West Point classmate, Charles Seaforth Stewart, on 1 December 1846 from the steamer Corvette on the Rio Grande River. I found it in The Mexican War Diary and Correspondence of George B. McClellan (2009) edited by Thomas W. Cutrer. The original letter is in the Charles Stewart Collection at Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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