Sunday, May 19, 2013

Major General George G. Meade (1815-1872)

George Gordon Meade was a career US Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at The Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He died in Philadelphia and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. there are several monuments in Pennsylvania dedicated to Meade including one in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia by Alexander Milne Calder. Not Available.

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