George Meade was a career army officer who served in the Seminole and Mexican-American Wars. During the Civil War, he commanded troops in battles at the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, South Mountain, and Fredericksburg. At the Battle of Antietam, when corps commander Joseph Hooker was badly wounded, Meade was given temporary command. Meade performed well as commander but was wounded in the leg. In 1863, he was given command of the Army of the Potomac just three days before the Battle of Gettysburg. Meade won the decisive battle against Robert E. Lee, but the victory was marred by allowing the Confederate Army to escape to Virginia.
This George Meade mug is part of our Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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