(1815-1872) Graduated in the West Point class of 1835. Won a brevet in the Mexican War. Meade fought in the Peninsular campaign and the Seven Days battles being very severely wounded at Glendale. He recovered in time to see action at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Elevated to command of the Army of the Potomac, he defeated General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg and went on to fight in all of their battles culminating in the surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Antique 1864 portrait engraving of General George G. Meade seated on a camp stool in front of his tent. A drum is on the ground just behind him, and a tented campground can be seen in the background. Executed from a recent photograph from life. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, dated 1864. Includes his printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. 8 x 10 3/4.