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    General George G. Meade and Generals of the Army of the Potomac Photographed by James and Alexander Gardner. Measuring 8.75" x 6.5", Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, is seen seated outside the steps of the Wallach House, Culpeper, Virginia, surrounded by five of his generals in September 1863. Pictured from left to right are Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, Gen. William H. French, Gen. Henry J. Hunt (standing), Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys (standing), Meade, and Gen. George Sykes. The image is affixed to an 11.75" x 9.5" Gardner mount, part of his "Incidents of the War" series. Very light staining can be seen in places along the right edge of the image. Small .75" tear at the upper edge of the mount. Mount is spotted in places and there is minor waterstaining at the lower left corner. Mounting remnants on the verso.

    The house outside of which Meade and his men are posing was the country home of William Douglas Wallach (1812-1871), the owner of the Washington Evening Star. Wallach was a prominent Unionist and was not well-liked amongst his Virginia neighbors. The house in the photo, known as "Montrose," was destroyed during the war, but Wallach rebuilt it after the war.


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