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General Meade's Statue in Gettysburg

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General Meade's Statue in Gettysburg

Time: June 5, 2021 all day
Location: Gettysburg Battlefield
City/Town: Gettysburg
Event Type: meeting, crossposting, historical, mead
Organized By: Old Baldy's friends
Latest Activity: Feb 20

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What a fine General he was.

Victorious over that Dasderly General Lee at Gettysburg, General George Gordon Meade was a fine General and a fine Philadelphian.  After the Civil War, he helped create Fairmount Park and would ride his horse Old Baldy through it almost daily.

The picture is of his equestrian statue in Philadelphia located in Fairmount Park near the Please Touch Museum. The statue in Fairmount Park is notable for being the work of Alexander Milne Calder - who made the statue of William Penn that stands atop City Hall.  ( The son and grandson of Calder have works of art in and around the Phila Museum of Art.)

Meade's equestrian statue in Gettysburg was dedicated on June 5 1896, 125 years ago.

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