Gordon Meade Equestrian Statue
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
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Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-854
Open Edition Prints will be available early 2003
June 5, 1896
Major-General George Gordon Meade assumed command of the Army
of the Potomac just two days before the Battle of Gettysburg.
His statue on Hancock Avenue is in the general vicinity of where
he watched his Union troops repulse the Confederate charge. Meade’s
statue faces that of his Confederate counterpart, General Robert
E. Lee, situated less than a mile away. Meade held his post until
the end of the war and commanded various military departments
in the U.S. until his death in 1872.
Henry K. Bush-Brown devoted two years to researching and creating
the bronze statue. In keeping with his commitment to historical
accuracy, the sculptor portrayed Meade without a hat, as he appeared
during the battle.
© 2002 Terry White, Drawing © 2002 Bill Harrah