Brady CDV of Union General George Gordon Meade

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 05, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for auction is a nice Brady CDV of Major General George Gordon Meade. It measures 2 3/8" by 3 1/2" and has been trimmed at the top and bottom with all 4 corners clipped. This is a very nice and clean CDV as seen in the image. T is a Brady backmark with "Meade" written in ink on the back with a partial 2 cent stamp. He was probably best known for defeating General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg!
Name MEADE, George Gordon Born December 31 1815, Cadiz, Spain Died November 6 1872, Philadelphia PA Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1835, Seminole war, ordnance duty, resigned US Army 1836, railroad engineering work, surveyor, rejoined army 1842, survey duty, Mexican war, engineering duty. War Service August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defences, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/V Corps in Seven Days, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Glendale (w), commanded 1st Bde/Pennsylvania Reserves/III Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded 3rd Divn/III Corps at Antietam, Falmouth, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, commanded V Corps at Chancellorsville, commanded Army of the Potomac from Gettysburg onwards, July 1863 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, August 1864 Maj. Gen. in regular Army, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, served under Grant as commander of the Army of the Potomac from the Wilderness until Appomattox.
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