An introduction to the life of george meade

He was then sent to replace John F.

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Grant assured Meade he had no intentions of replacing him. Visit Website Did you know? Philip Sheridan 's Cavalry Corps. Cain at Gettysburg: a novel. Born in Cadiz, Spain, Meade came to America after he and his family were financially ruined during the Napoleonic Wars. Meade apparently knew nothing of this arrangement, and the reporters giving all of the credit to Grant angered Meade.

General Hooker, then commanding the Army of the Potomac, had grand, aggressive plans for the campaign, but was too timid in execution, allowing the Confederates to seize the initiative. The house still has the word "Meade" over the door, but it is now used as apartments.

He was given command of a division shortly thereafter, and served with distinction at the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of South Mountain during the Maryland Campaign.

On August 31,Meade was promoted from captain to brigadier general of volunteers, and was given command of a Pennsylvania brigade. He has been accused of not being aggressive enough in pursuit of Confederate forces, and being reluctant to attack on occasion.

His father, a wealthy Philadelphian merchant, was serving in Spain as a naval agent for the U.

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Thanks for watching! The President was, as he always is, very considerate and kind. In early , with the army being reorganized into corps, Meade served as part of the I Corps under Maj. He was then sent to replace John F. However, his attack was not reinforced, resulting in the loss of much of his division. New York: D. On December 31, his birthday , he married Margaretta Sergeant, daughter of John Sergeant , running mate of Henry Clay in the presidential election. Sheridan objected and told Meade that he could "whip Stuart " if Meade let him. He graduated 19th in his class of 56 cadets in He worked for some time as a civil engineer until , when he asked to be reinstated to the army, and was appointed a second lieutenant in the Corps of Topographical Engineers. After the Union defeats at these battles, Hooker resigned from command of the army, and on June 28, , Meade was given command of the Army of the Potomac. Freeman Cleaves.

Prior to Captain Meade's command, Great Lakes' water level readings were taken locally with temporary gauges; a uniform plane of reference had not been established.

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