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Part 6. civil War letters, 1863-1865 To Mrs. George G. Meade: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Frederick, July 8, 1863. I arrived here yesterday; the army is assembling at Middletown. I think we shall have another battle before Lee can cross the river, though from all accounts he is making great efforts to do so. For my part, as I have to follow and fight him, I would rather do it at once and in Maryland than to follow into Virginia. I received last evening your letters of the
cterized him, he was equal to the occasion so unexpectedly forced upon him. Thus was General Meade suddenly called upon, as much to his surprise, and as much without preparation, as when he was put in command of the Army of the Potomac, at Frederick, Maryland, on the 28th of June, 1863, to prepare to fight what he afterward terms his second battle of Gettysburg.
Without the slightest preparation, without notes, memoranda, reports, or data of any kind, with which to refresh his memory, and with