Maj. Gen. George G. Meade Equestrian Monument

Union Maj. Gen. George Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac. Meade is honored by an equestrian monument and a monument on the Pennsylvania Monument. In addition, there is a monument denoting where Meade took command of the Army in Frederick, Maryland.

An equestrian portrait of General Meade looking out over the battlefield where the Union army under his direction won one of its greatest battles. He holds a pair of binoculars in his proper right hand and his hat in his proper left hand. A sword hangs from the left side of his saddle. The monument cost $37,500. duplicate (17968) duplicate (17967) General George Meade Equestrian Gettysburg September 2010

Dedicated: June 5, 1896.

Location: North Hancock Avenue opposite the Angle.

Description: An equestrian portrait of General Meade looking out over the battlefield where the Union army under his direction won one of its greatest battles. He holds a pair of binoculars in his proper right hand and his hat in his proper left hand. A sword hangs from the left side of his saddle. The monument cost $37,500. Placed on crest of hill, indicates general position from which Meade oversaw repulse of Longstreet’s assault July 3, 1863, giving voice and visual encouragement to soldiers.

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