- Apr 2, 2021
Apparently, George Meade was no slouch when it came to cussing. At Fredericksburg, with his and Gibbons' men in dire straits in front of the Confederate right, Meade twice sent an aide to General David Birney pleading for reinforcements. Both requests were refused, so the third time, Meade himself raced to the rear. He found Birney and cursed him in language that someone who overheard said could "make stones creep". I love that description.