George Gordon Meade
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N 39° 24.227 W 077° 26.329
18S E 290011 N 4364424
Quick Description: The Pennsylvania Historical Commission placed a plaque here in 1930 to recognize Maj. Gen. Meade taking command of the Army of the Potomac, just days before the Battle of Gettysburg.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 3:39:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMFW25
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
The historical marker is a plaque set into a large block of granite taken from the Gettysburg battlefield. It is located at the foot of the hill of Prospect Hall (Waymark WMFVZZ) in Frederick, MD.

Inscription on main front plaque:

Major General
took command
of the Army of the Potomac
under orders from
President Lincoln
seven hundred feet
north of this marker
June 28 1863
He pursued the Confederates
into Pennsylvania
and at Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3
fought the decisive battle
of the Civil War.
Marked by
The Pennsylvania Historical Commission

Inscription of the north side plaque:

This boulder
was taken from a point
near Devil's Den
on the battlefield
of Gettysburg.

Upon the resignation of General Hooker as commander of The Army of the Potomac, Meade was promoted by President Lincoln. The courier arrived at Frederick to inform Meade of the appointment. History reports that Major General Meade had a mixture of success and failure in his subsequent command.

Marker Name: George Gordon Meade

County: York

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1930

Marker Type: Plaque

Location: Himes Avenue / Frederick, MD

Category: Civil War, Military

Website: [Web Link]

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