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Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg

Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg

by Tom Huntington


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A historian's investigation of the life and times of Gen. George Gordon Meade to discover why the hero of Gettysburg has failed to achieve the status accorded to other generals of the conflictCovers Meade's career from his part in the Mexican-American War through his participation in the great Civil War engagements, including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and PetersburgExplores Meade's legacy today at reenactments, battlefields, museums, and institutions that preserve history

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811714983
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 666,800
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tom Huntington lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and is an editor for Stackpole Magazines. He is the former editor of Historic Traveler and American History magazines. His articles on historical topics have appeared in Civil War Times, America's Civil War, American Heritage, Smithsonian, Yankee, America in WWII, Air & Space, and British Heritage.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

Preface vii

Introduction: Searching for Meade 1

Chapter 1 The Early Years 9

Chapter 2 War! 35

Chapter 3 Civil War Redux 59

Chapter 4 Back to Bull Run 69

Chapter 5 The Maryland Campaign 83

Chapter 6 Fredericksburg 105

Chapter 7 Chancellorsville 125

Chapter 8 Gettysburg 143

Chapter 9 The Old Brute 177

Chapter 10 The Pursuit 185

Chapter 11 Back to Virginia 203

Chapter 12 Troubles in Washington 223

Chapter 13 Know-It-Alls 235

Chapter 14 The New Boss 245

Chapter 15 On to Richmond 267

Chapter 16 Before Petersburg 299

Chapter 17 On to Appomattox 321

Chapter 18 The Final Years 351

Notes 369

Bibliography 390

Index 397

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