Facts in Five

Old goggled-eyed snapping turtle….


George Gordon Meade edition

  • Meade was born in Cadiz, Spain in 1815- his father was serving as an administrator for the US Naval station there
  • An average cadet, Meade graduated in the upper- middle of the class of 1835 (19 of 56)
  • As an Army Engineer, Meade designed lighthouses including those at Long Island, Cape May, and Atlantic City
  • On June 30, 1862 he was badly wounded during the sixth of the Seven Days battles- Frayser’s Farm
  • Despite popular belief, Meade was not replaced by Grant-  Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac from June 28, 1863 until the end of the war



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