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 —
United States Army
Commander of the Army of the Potomac
Born-December 31 1815 Died-November 6 1872
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
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade. National Park Service biography. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 8. submitted on August 14, 2012, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 9. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 10. submitted on July 18, 2012.