Category Archives: George Meade

December 11, 1863: Meade making himself comfortable

The New York Times reports that Meade has gone into winter quarters, and denies rumors that he’s being replaced. “All the corps are busily engaged in making themselves comfortable.” THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.; Gen. Meade’s Official Report Sent in … Continue reading

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December 10, 1863: Trying to stop Longstreet’s retreat

Grant informs Burnside that Meade didn’t cut the railroad. Official Records: CHATTANOOGA, December 10, 1863. Major General A. E. BURNSIDE, Knoxville, Tennessee: I telegraphed General Halleck twice whilst you were besieged, asking to have General Kelley sent through to cut … Continue reading

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December 3, 1863: No help from Meade

George Meade *********************************** Grant, as always, is not content to win territory; he wants to destroy Longstreet’s army, but unfortunately he has a line of retreat open through West Virginia. Halleck sounds a bit disgusted with General Meade for allowing … Continue reading

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