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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Meade, Richard Worsam 1837- 1897 (search)
Meade, Richard Worsam 1837-1897 Naval officer; born in New York City, Oct. 9, 1837; entered the navy as midshipman in 1850; promoted passed midshipman, 1856; master and lieutenant, 1858; lieutenant-commander, 1862; commander, 1868; captain, 1880; commodore, 1892; and rear-admiral, 1894; and was retired in May, 1895. During the Civil War he served with much distinction. In 1861-62 he was instructor in gunnery on the receiving ship Ohio, in Boston; in the latter half of 1862 he commanded t
orld's Columbian Exhibition.
His retirement before the age limit resulted from a disagreement with the Navy Department concerning the way in which he had been treated officially.
An article which appeared in the New York Tribune represented Admiral Meade as criticising the administration, and using the sentence, I am an American and a Union man—two things this administration can't stand.
Subsequently when Secretary Herbert asked him to affirm or deny this criticism he returned a non-committa
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 1 (search)
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), Index. (search)