He succeeded the wounded Hooker in command of the lst Corps and received his second star before Fredericksburg. In that action his division broke through the Confederate right, but was thrown back after his supports failed to arrive. At Chancellorsville he led his corps well but was held back by Hooker's timidity. With the invasion of Pennsylvania, Meade was chosen to relieve Hooker in army command only three days before Gettysburg.He masterfully shifted his troops from one threatened sector to another and earned the thanks of Congress and an appointment as a brigadier in the regulars, although he was heavily criticized for allowing Lee to escape. In the spring of 1864 newly appointed General-in-Chief U. Grant set up his headquarters with Meade's army. This cumbersome arrangement worked out surprisingly well. He fought through the Overland and Petersburg campaigns, earning Grant's respect and being considered for command in the Shenandoah.
At Grant's request he was advanced to major general in the regular army. He served in the Appomattox Campaign. Mustered out of the volunteer service, he continued in the regular army, performing Reconstruction duty in the South. In 1866, he became commissioner of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, a post he held until his death in 1872.THIS BOOK SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION This original, first edition, antique book set is bound in dark green covers with gold lettering on the spines. The books come protected in clear, acid-free, Mylar dust jackets (see photo #3 of Mylar covers). The exteriors are clean and have no bumping or discernible edge wear. There is some light cover rubbing and some fading to the spine lettering. The interiors are clean and the interiors are in fine condition. Both books are free of any writing, smudging, foxing, stamps or pasteboards. It is not an ex-library book set. Both books have solid binding throughout; all hinges are fine as well. Volume I has a frontispiece illustration of General Meade and 6 folding maps.
Volume II has a frontispiece illustration of General Meade with his staff and has 25 folding maps, 24 of which are at the back of the book and are colored to depict unit locations on the battlefield and different times in the battle. An nice condition, antique set, protected in Mylar dust jackets, of this first edition account and letters of General George Gordon Meade. THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF GEORGE GORDON MEADE.Captain and Aide-de-Camp and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel United States Army EDITED BY GEORGE GORDON MEADE. COMPLETE, MATCHING, TWO-VOLUME BOOK SET. FIRST EDITION NEAR FINE CONDITION Both books are protected in clear, acid-free, mylar dust jackets. Original, Solidly Bound, Antique Book Set Frontispiece Illustrations of General Meade and His Staff Loaded with Wonderful Illustrations and 31 Battle Maps; Many Folding and in Color.
PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, NEW YORK, IN 1913. Meade's many blunt and opinionated letters to his wife make this work a rich source for any study of the high command of the Army of the Potomac. This original, first edition books presents a full and detailed biography and letters of Major General George Gordon Meade, victor of Gettysburg. At Grant's request, he was advanced to major general in the regular army. THIS BOOK SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION.
This original, first edition, antique book set is bound in dark green covers with gold lettering on the spines. The books come protected in clear, acid-free, Mylar dust jackets. (see photo #3 for photo of Mylar covers). Be sure to add me to your. Get images that make Supersized seem small.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "books_of_valor" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.