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General George Meade Assumes Command
of the Army of Potomac
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GEORGE MEADE. Broadside. General Orders No. 67. Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac [Frederick, Md.], June 28, 1863. 1 p., with manuscript docketing “Recd July 21st 1863.”

Inventory #22700       Price: $1,750

By Abraham Lincoln’s executive order, Meade assumes command, stating that “The country looks to this Army to relieve it from the devastation and disgrace of a hostile invasion.” Just a week later, Meade defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in what would be the turning point in the Civil War.

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