Thomas McClellan has written several books on the stock market and publishes an twice monthly newsletter called McClellan Market Report that covers stocks, bonds and gold markets.
McClellan’s military caution has often been criticized, yet he believed bloody battles only prolonged the conflict further. He was widely credited with exiling Lee from Maryland.
Early Life and Education
George Brinton McClellan was born into an esteemed Philadelphia family in 1826 and attended the University of Pennsylvania as a law student for two years, but then decided to use his connections in the Whig Party to secure admission to West Point military academy and become an officer.
McClellan distinguished himself at West Point as an outstanding cadet, graduating second in his class in 1846 and becoming one of the outstanding leaders of his class. This included such future Civil War allies and adversaries such as Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose E. Burnside, John Buford, Edmund Kirby Smith Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson of CSA as well as George E. Pickett among many others.
After his Army career, McClellan went on to establish a successful business in railroad engineering as chief engineer of Illinois Central Railroad and president of Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Additionally, he published multiple books about engineering and philanthropy.
McClellan quickly earned national renown during the Civil War due to his military skills, making him an instant national hero. Unfortunately, however, his early battlefield victories were quickly eclipsed by his inability to cohere his forces together despite being known as a cautious general; indeed he marched his army seventy miles and engaged in two offensive battles against what he considered superior Confederate forces.
He has also developed several groundbreaking devices and techniques for plastic surgery, such as AlloX2, a tissue expander designed to enhance breast reconstruction at Mon General in Morgantown. AlloX2 was originally developed and implanted first.
McClellan and Sherry operate the McClellan Market Report newsletter business, which offers both technical analysis and macroeconomic forecasts of stock, bond, and gold markets. Subscribers of this service range from individual investors to professional fund managers.
Achievement and Honors
McClellan played a vital role in shaping a well-trained army during the Civil War. His victories at Antietam were widely applauded by President Lincoln and helped motivate his Emancipation Proclamation; however, Lincoln became dissatisfied with McClellan’s failure to pursue Lee after Antietam; consequently he replaced him with Ambrose Burnside as general.
After his service in Mexico, McClellan returned to West Point as an instructor and completed several engineering projects for the army, such as surveying potential railroad routes. During the Crimean War he traveled as an observer. Finally he designed a saddle that was eventually adopted into army use until mechanization made horse cavalry obsolete.
He was nominated by the Democratic party to run for president in 1860 but lost out to Abraham Lincoln. Later he served as governor of New Jersey before succumbing to a heart attack and passing away.
Thomas McClellan was found guilty of first-degree murder for the November 2016 death of his 5-year-old stepdaughter and first-degree child abuse as well as arson charges. In total he received life without parole.
Correspondence and diaries belonging to George B. McClellan are organized chronologically and include letters between him, Matilda, his family (Robert A. McClellan as brother, Aurora Pryor McClellan as sister-in-law of Thomas J. McClellan) as well as friends such as Patrick Ragland and L. R. Davis discussing family news, personal finances and local, state and national politics.
Matilda McClellan kept diaries during her European travels that include reflections on meeting with prominent leaders as well as information about his military and political career. Furthermore, three diaries belonging to Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan can also be found here.
Thomas McClellan reportedly boasts an estimated net worth of $8.6 Million, amassed from his businesses and earnings from Vanderpump Rules. This actor boasts an impressive portfolio of assets – including an elegant estate in Tampa Bay, Florida.
McClellan believes West Virginia holds much promise for entrepreneurs. With its universities and young people as driving forces for innovation in the region, he sees West Virginia as an ideal environment for his investment.
Tom McClellan’s research led to the creation of two technical indicators – now used by professional technical analysts – known as the McClellan Oscillator and Summation Index. Additionally, in 1995 he co-founded McClellan Market Report along with his father.