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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)
all must die in time. George will tell you all about me. General Meade left headquarters at 12 o'clock noon, on February 21, for Philadelphia, and arrived there at 10 P. M., on the 23d. Before General Meade had reached his home the newspapers announced the death of his son Sergeant on the 21st instant at 11 P. M. General Meade left Philadelphia at 11 P. M. on the 26th for the army, having been hurriedly sent for by the Secretary of War. War Department, Washington City, 12 M., February 27, 1865. I take advantage of a delay, waiting to see the Secretary, to send you a few lines. I slept nearly all the journey, much to my surprise; but I was grateful it was so, as I feel in consequence much better than if I had lain awake all night. Hardy Norris was very kind to me this morning, and accompanied me to the hotel, where we breakfasted, after which I came up here. General Hancock left suddenly yesterday for Western Virginia. This has given rise to rumor of movements of L