George Meade

George Meade

Civil War (Union) · US Army · Major General

George Meade was an army officer best known for commanding the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.

Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848)
Conflict Period

Mexican-American War

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Branch

Army

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Rank

First Lieutenant

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Battles

Battle of Monterrey

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Served For

United States of America

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Other Service
Conflict Period

Other Service

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Branch

Army

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Service Start Date

1842

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Second Seminole War

Served 1835–1836

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Service End Date

1872

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Union) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Union)

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Commands held

V Corps; Army of the Potomac

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Rank

Major General

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about George Meade

Quotes

    “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.

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