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George Gordon Meade

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Army of the Potomac
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George McClellan
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Joseph Hooker
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Gettysburg
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James Longstreet
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George Pickett
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Definition: Union general who rose through the ranks fighting with Generals George McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, and Joseph Hooker, and finally commanded the troops at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was officially commander of the Army of the Potomac from Gettysburg until the end of the war, but General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant traveled with those troops and was ostensibly their commander.

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The Civil War
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George Gordon Meade
Find out more about the victor of Gettysburg.

The Meade Archive
The famous general in his own words.

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