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George Meade
Meade
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1815
Date of Death: 1872
Cause of Death: Complications from old wounds combined with pneumonia
Occupation: Soldier, Engineer
Spouse: Margaretta Sergeant
Children: Seven
Affiliations: United States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
George Gordon Meade (1815–1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer. During the American Civil War he served as a Union General, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

George Meade in The Guns of the SouthEdit

George Meade was one of several Union generals who were used as "imaginary" targets when the Rivington Men demonstrated the AK-47 to General Robert E. Lee and his staff early in 1864.[1]

Despite his unpopularity in the press and his general underestimation by many observers, Meade would remain the only Union general to defeat Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in battle during the Second American Revolution.

  1. The Guns of the South, pg. 6
Military offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Joseph Hooker
Commander of the Army of the Potomac
1863-1865
Succeeded by
None; Office Abolished June 28, 1865

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