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    George G. Meade War-Date Autograph Letter Signed "Geo. G. Meade / Maj. Gen'l". One page, 5" x 8.25", December 29, 1863, Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac letterhead. To Brigadier General M(arsena) R. Patrick. Routine military content. Meade was born in Spain and graduated from West Point in 1835. In the Civil War, he was made brigadier general of volunteers. He was severely wounded in the Seven Days battles but recovered in time to lead his brigade ably at the second battle of Bull Run. In the Antietam campaign and in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, he distinguished himself further. Meade took command of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863. Several days later he won the important battle of Gettysburg. He died in Philadelphia in 1872 as a result of old war wounds complicated by pneumonia. Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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