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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    One Hour, Forty Minutes Inside Lydia's Home, Gettysburg, July 3rd 1863

    Since every house, barn, shed and warehouse in Gettysburg was filled with wounded post battle it's possible there's medical staff here and maybe the ever-present Sanitary or Christian Commission. Note shell holes on the building's side and maybe roof where shingles are pushed up near the...
  2. datameister

    Gettysburg Campaign - Spreadsheet of Halleck, Hooker, Meade Messages

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to a google spreadsheet that captures the message from the above during the Gettysburg Campaign. I am using it as input to apply Machine Learning methods to develop a proof-of-concept in developing insights for a historical text. I plan to apply this...
  3. luinrina

    His father's aide - George Gordon Meade, Jr.

    George Gordon Meade, Jr. was born on November 2, 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as second child and son of (future General) George Gordon Meade and his wife Margaretta Sergeant Meade. Following his father's footsteps, George entered West Point in 1860 but left again after only two years on...
  4. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet on Meade's Lost Opportunity after Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet contends that General Meade missed an opportunity after Gettysburg. "Do you think, general...
  5. Legion Para

    Meade: The Price of Command, 1863–1865 Meade: The Price of Command, 1863–1865 George Gordon Meade has not been treated kindly by history. Victorious at Gettysburg, the biggest battle of the American Civil War, Meade was the longest-serving commander of the Army of the...
  6. Elmer R. Woodard III

    Good Afternoon

    I am happy to announce that I have just completed the first and only book on the Battle of Gaines' Mill. Maps by Hal Jesperson. Some highlights: Douglas Southall Freeman was not a very good historian. GASP! Who took the Union...
  7. WJC

    Was Meade the Victim of Political Intrigue?

    Some historians have suggested that George B. McClellan not only brought about his own dismissal by his self-aggrandizement, insubordination, and over-cautiousness but was 'forced out' because he was seen as a potential Democrat candidate (which he later became). The argument claims that though...
  8. davebleedsblue

    I picked up an Army of the Potomac official dispatch... any idea how rare/valuable these are?

    First, I don’t have any desire to sell it - was just finding it tough to determine how rare these are and how they are valued. Photos - front and back (darkened it so it’s easier to read), seal imprint, and the text (front and back) that I transcribed: (sorry these...
  9. chellers

    Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling

    Jeffrey Hunt (Author) Savas Beatie (July 19, 2017) The period of the Civil War in Virginia sandwiched between the traditional ending date of the Gettysburg Campaign and the arrival of U. S. Grant is routinely overlooked. The operations conducted during that period have been overshadowed by the...
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