Tag Archives: Meade’s Army

The AoP Settles into Winter Camp, 1863

As the Army of the Potomac settled into its winter quarters around Brandy Station and Culpeper in December 1863, Lt. Col. Theodore Lyman—George Gordon Meade’s aide-de-camp—toured the camps with the Army of the Potomac’s chief of staff, Andrew A. Humphreys. … Continue reading

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Swelling the Ranks for Review

In mid-November 16, 1863, with Army of the Potomac commander George Meade in Washington to consultation with the president and War Department, it fell to VI Corps commander Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick to serve as the army’s temporary commander as it … Continue reading

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More to Read on Meade

On the heels of his recent post on Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade, we asked Rob Orrison for some reading suggestions that might shed some light on Meade’s stormy winter of command in 1863-64. Rob … Continue reading

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