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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative numbers at Gettysburg. (search)
he 80,000 or 82,000 men and 300 guns with whom Meade encountered him at Gettysburg. Excuse the lpplied for or obtained a copy of the return of Meade's army for the 30th of June, 1863, or at any orequently had), he should make the decrease in Meade's army so excessive for the four days precedint Frederick, which were employed in protecting Meade's communications to the rear, and threatening the 1st of July, should be counted as parts of Meade's force. The loss in the aggregate present ver, when the Comte de Paris comes to estimate Meade's force that he commits the greatest errors. an, ought to furnish the very best evidence of Meade's force at the battle, but he resorts to the vte takes the figures stated by Butterfield and Meade as the present for duty as the aggregate prese statement of the Present for duty equipped in Meade's army. No amount of figuring by the Comte ficial return of the 30th of June, which bears Meade's signature. Add for Lockwood's and Stannar[7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General C. M. Wilcox on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
was opposite the left of this corps, which was the left of Meade's line and rested near the base of Little Round Top; but Hoal Lee crossed the Rapidan in October and moved against General Meade, the latter retired rapidly, halting only after crossing Bull run. And again, when General Meade crossed the Rapidan below the Confederate right, in the latter part of November, G General Lee retired his forces a little more than a mile. Meade soon followed, and remained for a week threatening an attache fight begun at 4 P. M., is proven by General Warren, General Meade's Chief Engineer, who says, in a letter dated July 13, the action began in earnest on July the 2d, I was with General Meade, near General Sickles, whose troops seemed very badly disposed on that part of the field. At my suggestion, General Meade sent me to the left to examine the condition of affairs, valry pickets between that place and his camp, two corps of Meade's army, the First and Eleventh rested at Emmettsburg, ten m
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
ers, because they did the work in the fields which white men would have to do. I believe the South had as many men under arms as the North. What defeated the Southern arms was Northern courage and skill, and this, too, with detraction all around. You cannot imagine how disheartening it was at the time, not only to officers but men. General Grant's opinion of General Lee is a matter of small moment. General Scott pronounced him I the very best soldier I ever saw in the field. General George Meade said that he was by far the ablest Confederate General which the war produced --and the overwhelming testimony of the Northern press is in the same direction, while European critics concur in giving Lee a place second to none of the generals on the other side, not a few of them ranking him as the ablest general of all history. Since such, then, is the opinion which the world holds of Robert E. Lee, his friends may well afford to pass by in silence the sneers of a man whom he out-ge
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg — the battle on the right. (search)
of Round Top as a point d'appui was not appreciated until after my attack. General Meade seems to have alluded to it as a point to be occupied if practicable, but iess on the Conduct of the War, volume I, page 377, says: I sent word to General Meade that we would at once have to occupy that place (Round Top) very strongly. to save Round Top hill, and they had a very desperate fight to hold it. General Meade, in his testimony before the same Committee, volume I, page 332, says: secure our foothold upon that important position. The bloody struggle which Meade and Warren both say ensued to drive the enemy from Round Top, was had with the ion of his artillery to occupy it, and thus have secured the position which General Meade admits would have rendered it impossible for him to have held the ground he then occupied. It would have won the battle, or at least have forced Meade to have abandoned his position. So great a general as R. E. Lee never orders an impos
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 1 (search)
ns forming a firm under the style of Garrett and George Meade, following the same mercantile pursuits as theias Fitzsimons became associated in business with George Meade, the firm being then known as that of George MeaGeorge Meade & Co. This connection lasted for several years, until the pressing public duties of Mr. Fitzsimons compell him to retire. Born in Philadelphia in 1741, George Meade lived there all his life, and was throughout thahat he was known in mercantile circles as Honest George Meade. He was prominent on all public and social oc the revival of commerce in America, the firm of George Meade & Co. took a high position among the substantialent for some of the largest houses in London. George Meade's children were ten in number, five sons and fivnfortunately, had become seriously complicated. George Meade, the father, who had hitherto been extremely forthe church-yard of Saint Mary's. The widow of George Meade, accompanied by her only surviving daughter, a f
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
of the Potomac, September 17, 1:25 P. M., 1862. Brg. Genl. Geo. Meade Genl. The Commanding Gen'l directs that you tempory of the Potomac, 3 hours, 10 min., September 17, 1862. General Meade General The Commanding Gen'l directs that you at oncthat I had been overlooked. In reference to George, George Meade, son of General Meade and compiler of this work. I thinGeneral Meade and compiler of this work. I think he had better accept the appointment in Averill's regiment, and not wait any longer for Rush. Richard H. Rush, colonel 6 him the various phases of the day, saying here it was that Meade did this and there Meade did that; which all was very gratiMeade did that; which all was very gratifying to me. He seemed very much interested in all the movements of Hooker's corps. I do not know the purport of the Presideearn, about as bad on one side as the other. To John Sergeant Meade: Son of General Meade. camp near Sharpsburg, Md., OctGeneral Meade. camp near Sharpsburg, Md., October 11, 1862. We have many rumors in regard to the changes in the commanding general of this army, and it seems to be gen
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), Appendix Y (search)
a convenient and willing instrument, that General Meade desired and intended to retreat from the fbleday. On the evening of July 1, 1863, General Meade was at Taneytown, distant from Gettysburg posted on the right of the Twelfth Corps, General Meade sent a despatch to General Slocum to examiat General Slocum, as also General Warren, General Meade's Chief Engineer, who had been sent to con their constant and arduous marching since General Meade had assumed command of the army. As soon the Platte, Omaha, Neb., June 9, 1883. Colonel George Meade, 309 Walnut Street, Phila. my dear ge of General Doubleday. The testimony of General Meade and of General Hancock is printed in the rs, A. S. Williams, and Gibbon, in reply to General Meade's circular letter, are, and have been for e subject of this council, said: I know General Meade had made up his mind to hold his ground tong to a decision. As at 11 P. M., July 2, General Meade sent the following despatch to General Hal[8 more...]
226, 272. Martindale, Gen., I, 280, 329. Mason, A. G., I, 316; II, 254. Mason, James M., I, 228, 234, 240. Mayo, Col., I, 296. Meade, Catherine, I, 1, 2. Meade, Elizabeth (Ingraham), I, 21, 22. Meade, Garrett, I, 1, 2. Meade, George, I, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Meade, Col., George, I, 316, 325, 333-336, 338, 341, 343, 349, 350, 354, 358, 364, 368, 369, 371, 375-377, 382, 384-386, 389; II, 2, 12, 66, 67, 102, 103, 125, 132, 134, 143, 163, 167, 180, 185, 186, 194, 200, 204, 205, Meade, Col., George, I, 316, 325, 333-336, 338, 341, 343, 349, 350, 354, 358, 364, 368, 369, 371, 375-377, 382, 384-386, 389; II, 2, 12, 66, 67, 102, 103, 125, 132, 134, 143, 163, 167, 180, 185, 186, 194, 200, 204, 205, 209, 229, 232, 249, 263, 264, 266, 269, 270, 277. Meade, Henrietta, I, 251; II, 144. Meade, John Sergeant, I, 55, 64, 155, 216, 222, 227, 228, 233, 246, 309, 318, 320, 323, 326, 343, 376; II, 141, 164, 184, 202, 205, 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. Mea
treets of Gettysburg, to the southward, toward Meade's main army. On this same 1st day of July, dge and Culp's hill, and thus fully protecting Meade's advance. Lee, in this conference with his san 10,000 men of the First and Second corps of Meade's army held Cemetery hill, with 8,600, under Sp, that dominated their left on the south, and Meade's army in hand was held within a narrow compasry ridge, the hurried movement of troops, from Meade's right on Culp's hill and the Cemetery, towaris to Lee and captured his dispatches, reached Meade's headquarters. These dispatches showed that,gstreet to organize a column of attack against Meade's center on Cemetery ridge, and breaking that hingly facing the musketry and the canister of Meade's guns. To General Lee's amazement, his baty held what Pickett won, but would have routed Meade's right and left from his widely broken centerin silent defiance and await developments. Of Meade's 95,000 in the field of action, 23,000 had fa[34 more...]
rtunate orders from Washington for an advance, Meade, after Lee returned to Virginia, recrossed thed, on the 24th of July, placed his army across Meade's thin line of advance, in front of Culpeper Cperations for a time in Virginia. Portions of Meade's army were called to New York city, to suppremiration for you. On the 13th of September, Meade advanced, from beyond the Rappahannock, to leaut while Lee was halting to ration his troops, Meade hastened to the south side of the Orange & Aleg to escape Lee, and Lee hurrying to intercept Meade and bring him to battle. As he passed throuands of barefooted men. There is no news. General Meade, I believe, is repairing the railroad, andright, and the two, advancing eastward to meet Meade, quickly found an admirable defensive line aloemselves by labor and huge fires, so that when Meade appeared in their front on the 28th, they werempt, and the cold was increasing in intensity, Meade withdrew, in disgust, on the night of December[10 more...]
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