general meade

Washington Along Pennsylvania Ave. Parade To Help Boost The Nation’s Morale - May 23 and 24, 1865, Sherman Later Called The Experience “the happiest and most satisfactory moment of my life.”

President Johnson’s grand review of the Union Army at the end of the Civil War was one of the greatest parades in the Nation’s history. During a 2-day period (May 23-24, 1865), approximately 200,000 troops. led by Gen. George G. Meade on the first day and Gen. William T. Sherman on the second, marched down Pennsylvania Avenue.(Library of Congress, Mathew B. Brady.)

May 23 was a clear, brilliantly sunny day. Starting from Capitol Hill, the Army of the Potomac marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before virtually the entire population of Washington, a throng of thousands cheering and singing favorite Union marching songs. At the reviewing stand in front of the White House were President Johnson, General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant, and top government officials. Leading the day’s march, General Meade dismounted in front of the stand and joined the dignitaries to watch the parade. His army made an awesome sight: a force of 80,000 infantrymen marching 12 across with impeccable precision, along with hundreds of pieces of artillery and a seven-mile line of cavalrymen that alone took an hour to pass. One already famous cavalry officer, George Armstrong Custer, gained the most attention that day-either by design or because his horse was spooked when he temporarily lost control of his mount, causing much excitement as he rode by the reviewing stand twice.

Source: The Civil War Society’s “Encyclopedia of the Civil War”


Messier 104 - The Sombrero Galaxy by Steven Rosenow
Via Flickr:
Not bad for 35 minutes’ worth of exposure. Say hello to my friend, the ‘Sombrero’ galaxy (aka Messier 104). I’ve waited five long years for this sucker. Tonight, I finally nabbed it! :) 35 one-minute exposures @ ISO3200 using a Nikon D5500 and a 10-inch Meade LX200. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and fine-tuned in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Aw hell yes. It feels GREAT to be back in the ol’ saddle again! <3


On this day, July 1st, in 1863 began the most famous battle of the American Civil War when elements of General Henry Heth’s Confederate division stumbled onto dismounted Federal cavalry troops from General John Buford’s division near Gettysburg, PA.

Reinforcements from both sides poured in and over the next two days a see-saw battle would rage with both sides claiming tactical victories and seizing or holding key terrain with no clear outcome.  

But on July 3rd in a desperate attempt to break the Union center on Cemetery Ridge, General Robert E. Lee threw over 12,000 relatively fresh Confederates into the attack.  The result was a devastating defeat for the south in what has come to be called, “Pickett’s Charge”, named for one of the division leaders of the assault, General George Pickett.

On July 4th, 1863, with both armies nearing exhaustion, General Lee ordered a withdrawal.  Commander of the Union Army of the Potomac General George Meade saw no capability to launch his army after the retreating Confederates, so Lee’s army would survive to fight for nearly two more years.

Although not readily apparent at the time, the Battle of Gettysburg, along with the Confederate’s loss of the fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi, represented the turning point in the American Civil War.  Lee’s losses at Gettysburg could not be replaced, and never again would the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia take the strategic offensive.

DeanXReader with Sam and Charlie

Request: Reader is a bit of a history lover and finds it super interesting and she’s British and knows loads about the American civil war from her exams and there’s a ghost to do with it or something and Sam tries to like take charge but she’s stubborn like her bf dean and beats him with finding all the information and filling in gaps in like record time and he has to make her apology cupcakes as a result and dean is just super amused by it cause he knew she knew more than Sam about it all etc?

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A/N: Because it’s a part two, and I never mention the reader being British in the first part, I don’t really make any reference to nationality. Just, ya know, let your imagination run wild.

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General Meade And General Sedgwick With Staff Officers At Rappahannock Station , March, 1864

Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War

Both armies faced each other in full force at Spottsylvania Court House in the forenoon of the ninth of May, 1864. The Brady cameras arrived with the Government supply trains and perpetuated the historic scenes. While the Union lines were placing their batteries, they were fired on by sharpshooters, and General Sedgwick was killed. His death was a great loss to the Federals, just as Jackson’s had crippled the Confederacy. 

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Original Photographs Taken on the
Battlefields during the Civil War of the United States, by Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner

Note from President Abraham Lincoln to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck, 07/07/1863

July 7, 1863, three days after the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg, President Abraham Lincoln penned this note to his General-in-Chief Henry Halleck:

Major Genl Halleck
We have certain information that Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant on the 4th of July. Now, if Gen. Meade can complete his work so gloriously prosecuted thus far, by the litteral(sic) or substantial destruction of Lee’s army, the rebellion will be over.
Yours truly,

The note, which had long eluded historians until it was found among the Adjutant General’s Records in 2007, expresses Lincoln’s optimism that if General Meade could destroy Confederate General Lee’s army, the war would be over.  The President feared that once Lee crossed the river Meade’s golden opportunity to strike the wounded army would be lost.  Lincoln’s fears became reality on July 14 when Lee’s army escaped Meade’s clutches and crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, Maryland, into Virginia.

Upon hearing the news a dispirited Lincoln sat down and wrote:

“… my dear general, I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee’s escape. He was within your easy grasp, and to have closed upon him would, in connection with our other late successes, have ended the war. As it is, the war will be prolonged indefinitely…Your golden opportunity is gone, and I am distressed immeasureably(sic) because of it.”

Lincoln did not send this message to Meade, instead the President wrote on the envelope “To Gen. Meade, never sent, or signed.” And so the Civil War raged on until the spring of 1865.

alfredwaud-deactivated20140818  asked:

*finishes talking with General Meade about his absence and state of mind. Meade suggests he take a few days away to 'clear his mind' and report back by sundown on the 18th when the army will be moving out. He thanks him and pushes all his belongings into his duffel and leaves the camp. Walks back to the town where he'd been the night before and locates the bar. Orders a drink and sits out the way, hoping he might catch a glimpse of her.*

*is bustling about the bar, quickly learning her way around her new job, and spots him in a corner, sending him a bright smile before starting to clear a table*