“War is very uncertain in its results, and often when affairs look most desperate they suddenly assume a more hopeful state.” ~George Meade, in a letter to wife Margaretta, June 11, 1863
“Look at Meade! Why, with troops like those, led in that way, I can win anything!” ~Joseph Hooker, Battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862.
“I expect to be deprived of my command; but my men’s lives are too valuable to be sacrificed for popularity. I could not do it.” ~attributed to George Meade, quoted by Charles Wainwright, December 10, 1863.
“I am sorry to lose General Meade from this corps, for I look upon him as one of our very best generals…” ~Charles S. Wainwright, December 25, 1862.