George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, 1st ed.


General Meade’s Voluminous Correspondence

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The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade comprise edited but fulsome correspondence from General Meade to his wife Margaretta.

These blunt and opinionated letters reveal much on the Army of the Potomac. Covering his military, political, and personal attitudes, they are edited with a connecting narrative by Meade’s son. Coverage of the Battle of Gettysburg, especially in the narrative explanatory text by the General’s son (an eyewitness), provides an excellent view of the battle from Meade’s point of view.

Meade always found his wife “a devoted and intelligent confidante and the frankness of his relationship with her makes this correspondence a storehouse of data with regard to his connections with military, political, and social developments.” – Arthur C. Cole.

Light toning; lightly rubbed and sunned; usual shelf wear; previous owners’ bookplates and signatures; else very good.

Meade, George Gordon, ed. THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF GEORGE GORDON MEADE. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913. 1st edition, 2 volumes, frontispieces, folding maps, top edge gilt.


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