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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General George Gordon Meade

United States Army

 

—Commander of the Army of the Potomac —

 
Major General George Gordon Meade Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General George Gordon Meade Memorial
On a foggy winter morning on the battlefield.
Inscription. (Right Side):
Major General George Gordon Meade
United States Army
Commander of the Army of the Potomac
Born-December 31 1815 Died-November 6 1872

(Left Side):
Cadet U.S.M.A. Sept 1,1831; Brevet Second Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery July 1, 1835; Second Lieut. December 31, 1835; Resigned and honorably discharged October 26, 1836; Second Lieut. Topographical Engineers May 19, 1842; First Lieut. August 4, 1851; Captain May 19, 1856; "For fourteen years continuous service" Major July 18, 1862 (Merged into Corps of Engineers March 3, 1863); Vacated commission July 3, 1863 Brig.-General U.S. Army July 3, 1863; Major General August 18, 1864. Brevetted First Lieut. U.S. Army September 23, 1846, "For Gallant Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mexico," Brig.-General U.S. Volunteers August 31, 1861; Major-General November 29, 1862; Vacated commission in volunteer service December 6, 1864. The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled resolved (joint resolution approved January 28, 1864) "That the gratitude of the American people and the thanks of their representatives in Congress are due, and are hereby tendered ** To Major-General George G. Meade ** and the officers and soldiers of that army (Army of the Potomac) for the skill and heroic valor which
Major General George Gordon Meade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dave Kerr, October 5, 2012
2. Major General George Gordon Meade Marker
at Gettysburg repulsed, defeated, and drove back, broken and dispirited, beyond the Rappahannock, the veteran army of the rebellion."
 
Erected 1896 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.831′ N, 77° 14.088′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the old Cyclorama Building on Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); 114th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Right Side Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Right Side Plaque
 Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade. National Park Service biography. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side Plaque
Equestrian Statue of General Meade Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Equestrian Statue of General Meade
The General is depicted mounted on "Old Baldy," one of his favorite horses.
State Seal on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. State Seal on Front of Monument
The Meade Marker in front of the Meade Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
7. The Meade Marker in front of the Meade Memorial
Major General George Gordon Meade Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Henry T. McLin, August 12, 2012
8. Major General George Gordon Meade Statue
Looking toward Seminary Ridge from the Southeast.
Major General George Gordon Meade Memorial from the rear at sunset. Photo, Click for full size
By Henry T. McLin, January 1, 2009
9. Major General George Gordon Meade Memorial from the rear at sunset.
Major General George Gordon Meade Statue Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Jacob McCandles, October 9, 2011
10. Major General George Gordon Meade Statue Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,243 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   10. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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