Excerpt from Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Major-General George Gordon Meade, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia: Tuesday, October 18th, 1887
It was the first time I had met him. He was then about thirty - four years of age, had accompanied our army into Mexico, served in t... he war with that country in a subordinate position and Without any especial notice. The next time we met he was a brigadier-general of volunteers, commanding a 'brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves in front of Washington in the fall of 1861.
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