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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 1 (search)
Part 1. Genealogy and narrative to the Mexican War letters 1815-1845 George Gordon Meade was born on the 31st of December, 1815, in the city of Cadiz, Spain, where his parents, who were citizens of the United States, were temporarily residing. His ancestors had been residents of the city of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania, in colonial times. The first of whom there is any record was Robert Meade, the great-grandfather of George Gordon Meade. He was born in Ireland, and about the year 1732 we find him living in Philadelphia. He was a shipping and commission merchant, doing a considerable trade with the West Indies, principally with Barbadoes, where he is known to have had relations, and whence he had probably come to Philadelphia. The owner of real estate in and about the city, a prominent member of the small body of Roman Catholics who had settled there, assisting by his means and influence in building in the city the first chapel devoted to his religion, wh
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
f Mrs. Graham in Washington, is very badly wounded, but hopes are entertained he will get over it. James Ricketts, Mrs. Robert Meade's Sister-in-law of Lieutenant Meade. brother, is safe. I saw him at various times during the actions, as his reLieutenant Meade. brother, is safe. I saw him at various times during the actions, as his regiment was under General Worth's command. Now for a few private lines, in which I wish to express to you my heartfelt gratitude that it has pleased God once more to pass me through untold dangers, and to allow me still to cling to the hope of onceearer of despatches to General Taylor, and an orderly has just handed me a letter from Edward Ingraham, Nephew of Lieutenant Meade. of the 13th October, written at Washington, and telling me they had received the intelligence of the affair of Montimately belong to the column under his command, at once said: If Major Turnbull, Chief Topographical Engineer, will say Mr. Meade's services are not absolutely necessary, I will order him to Washington. Major Turnbull said that I was unexpectedly w
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
g reported at the same time that he had resigned. These foolish reports were doubtless gotten up for political purposes and to affect the elections. To-day Robert Meade Nephew of General Meade. went down the river in the flag-of-truce boat, having been exchanged. I saw a young navy officer who was captured at the same timeGeneral Meade. went down the river in the flag-of-truce boat, having been exchanged. I saw a young navy officer who was captured at the same time and exchanged with Robert. He said Robert was well, but thin, as he had felt his captivity a good deal. His mother will be delighted to have him once more at home. Headquarters army of the Potomac, October 22, 1864. Since I wrote to you we have received the news of Sheridan's last victory—this time over Longstreet, and withs to speak for themselves. I wish you to preserve them with the other papers relating to my services. Telegram from Grant mentioned in last letter: Grant to Meade: City Point, Oct. 24, 1864. Your note by the hand of Lieut. Dunn is received. I have felt as much pained as you at the constant stabs made at you by a portion
, 209, 222, 223, 226, 227, 229, 230, 234, 240, 242, 255, 260, 261, 263-265. Meade, Margaret, I, 20, 346; II, 166. Meade, Richard Worsam, I, 3-5, 8-10. Meade, Robert, I, 1. Meade, Robert, II, 235. Meade, Mrs., Robert, I, 141. Meade, Salvadora, I, 20, 21. Meade, Sarah, I, 251; II, 144. Meade, Spencer, II, 183,Meade, Robert, II, 235. Meade, Mrs., Robert, I, 141. Meade, Salvadora, I, 20, 21. Meade, Sarah, I, 251; II, 144. Meade, Spencer, II, 183, 185, 186, 192. Meade, Wm., I, 251; II, 144. Meagher, T. F., I, 282, 295, 296. Mechanicsville, battle of, June 26, 1862, I, 280; II, 314. Meigs, Montgomery C., I, 326, 327, 335; II, 146. Mercier, Mr., I, 267; II, 163. Mercer, Chas. F., I, 387. Meredith, Owen, II, 243. Meredith, Solomon, II, 46, 47, 49, 52, 6Meade, Mrs., Robert, I, 141. Meade, Salvadora, I, 20, 21. Meade, Sarah, I, 251; II, 144. Meade, Spencer, II, 183, 185, 186, 192. Meade, Wm., I, 251; II, 144. Meagher, T. F., I, 282, 295, 296. Mechanicsville, battle of, June 26, 1862, I, 280; II, 314. Meigs, Montgomery C., I, 326, 327, 335; II, 146. Mercier, Mr., I, 267; II, 163. Mercer, Chas. F., I, 387. Meredith, Owen, II, 243. Meredith, Solomon, II, 46, 47, 49, 52, 60. Merritt, Wesley, II, 65, 95, 281, 383. Mexico, City of, battle of, 1847, I, 196. Middletons, I, 9. Milhau, John J., II, 285. Mill Springs, battle of, Jan. 19, 1862, I, 243. Mine Run campaign, Nov., 1863, II, 156-159, 201, 373-377. Mitchell, Wm. G., II, 38. Monk, Lord, II, 289. Monroe, James, I, 387, 38