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Maj. Gen. George G. Meade – Hero of Gettysburg

Posted By on January 18, 2011

(Part 3 of an on-going series of posts on the Battle of Gettysburg).

George Gordon Meade (31 December 1815 – 6 November 6 1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Seminole War and Mexican War.  During the Civil War he served as a Union General, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac.  He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

Portrait of Gen. George G. Meade from Library of Congress

Gen. George G. Meade – Walk of Valor, National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

Gen. George G. Meade – Grave Marker – Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia

Gen. George G. Meade – Statue on Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg

Gen. George G. Meade – Historical Marker, 19th Street, Philadelphia

Gen. George G. Meade – Meade Home, Delancey St., Philadelphia

Gen. George G. Meade – Statue, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

The portrait photograph of Gen. Meade was taken from the Wikipedia article and is in the public domain.  The photograph of the Gen. George G. Meade Statue in Fairmount Park was taken by J’Chiu Chiu and is used with permission.  The other photographs are in the collection of the Civil War Research Project.


One Response to “Maj. Gen. George G. Meade – Hero of Gettysburg”

  1. Fantastic page and great photos of the General.

    Michael Wunsch

    General Meade Society of Philadelphia

    Anthony Waskie, PhD, President
    Founded 1996

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