Monday, August 2, 2010

McClellan as Viewed by the "Spirits"

I have posted before (here and here) on a growing interest of mine: Spiritualism and the Civil War. In doing some additional period newspaper research I came across a short article in an 1862 issue of the Waukesha (WI) Freeman that excerpts a longer article in the Banner of Light, the nation's premier Spiritualist newspaper.

The article was entitled "Gen McClellan - As Viewed By the Spirits" and included the following text:

"Gen. McClellan is acting in accordance with the dictates of his spirit guide, he who gives him the information spoken of. Weak mortality is not able to follow the dictates of immortality, but, so far as we are able to judge, we firmly believe that Gen. McClellan - like our beloved Washington, whose memory we still cherish - has been sent by God as a second Savior unto this oppressed nation."

It goes on, but that's enough for now!


Anonymous said...

Poor General McClellan needed a better spirit guide. Somehow I have the feeling that "Clarence" didn't earn his wings with this particular errand.

Dick Stanley said...

Tardy George certainly was a gift from God from the South's point of view.