George Meade

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Birthday
31, 1815
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 6, 1872 (56)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1815
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 6, 1872 (56)

About

Union general in the U.S. army who defeated General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Following his victory, he continued to command the Army of the Potomac through the Appomattox Campaign.

Before Fame

He fought against the Seminole Indians with the 3rd U.S. Artillery in Florida.

Trivia

He worked closely with General Ulysses S. Grant, although he disapproved of sending large troops into dangerous situations and battles.

Family Life

He had seven children with wife Margaretta Sergeant.

Associated With

He defeated General Robert E. Lee in the Battle of Gettysburg.