This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
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.