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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
ory talk with Grant, who has expressed himself and acted towards me in the most friendly manner. Among other things he said he heard Horace Greeley had been in Washington, demanding my removal, and that Thomas be brought here. Grant said, if he saw Greeley he should tell him that when he wanted the advice of a political editor in selecting generals, he would call on him. The President, Secretary, indeed every one I met, were civil and affable to me. Headquarters army of the Potomac, April 4, 1864. If you believe all you see in the papers about Grant, you will be greatly deceived. All that I have seen are pure inventions. I mean such stories as his being opposed to reviews, balls, etc., having given orders to stop them; of inviting soldiers into his car; of announcing his displeasure at the luxury of the officers of the Army of the Potomac, that all he wanted was soldiers' fare, pork and beans; of the enthusiasm with which he is received by the soldiers, etc., etc. All these
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), Appendix O (search)
Appendix O Second newspaper article signed Historicus, attack on General Meade, mentioned in letter of April 8, 1864. see page 188, Vol. II (For first article signed Historicus, see Appendix J. For article by General Barnes, see Appendix L. For article by A Staff Officer of the Fifth Corps, see Appendix K) ´╝łNew York Herald, April 4, 1864) the battle of Gettysburg Historicus In reply to General Barnes and the staff officers of the Second and Fifth Corps. The evidence before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, &C. To the editor of the Herald. In your journal of the 12th ult. I gave an impartial and conscientious sketch of the battle of Gettysburg. Regarding it as the decisive battle of the war, I thought it wise to put its main features on record while the facts were familiar and the principal actors at hand. I challenged criticism; and three replies have appeared, accusing me, not only of inaccuracy, but downright misstatement. This induced me to redoub
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 30 (search)
town, and General Hancock's corps from here. The whole army is there, (Gettysburg,) or under way for that point. The general desires you to report here in person without delay the moment you receive this. He is waiting to see you here before going to the front. The trains will all go to Westminster and Union Bridge, as ordered. Daniel Butterfield, Major General, Chief of Staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, March 9, 1864. Official copy: Chas. E. Pease, A. A. G. Washington, April 4, 1864. Major General George G. Meade appeared before the committee and said: I desire to add a little to my testimony, with the permission of the committee. The Chairman: Certainly, you are at liberty to make such additional statements as you please. The Witness: I wanted to say a few words to the committee, in extension of the remarks which I made the last time I was here, in reference to a charge which I expected then would be made against me, to the effect that I intended that an