George Meade By: Marisa Vinciguerra, Stephanie Pirrone, Talia Williams, Steve Hladczuk
George Meade <ul><li>Meade was in Cadiz, Spain in 1815, the son of a wealthy naval agent. </li></ul><ul><li>He attended th...
George Meade (cont.) <ul><li>Meade served a year in Florida’s Second Seminole War, became sick, left the War and went to t...
Meade in the Mexican American War  <ul><li>During the Mexican American War , Meade joined the army of General Zachary Tayl...
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George Meade

  1. 1. George Meade By: Marisa Vinciguerra, Stephanie Pirrone, Talia Williams, Steve Hladczuk
  2. 2. George Meade <ul><li>Meade was in Cadiz, Spain in 1815, the son of a wealthy naval agent. </li></ul><ul><li>He attended the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and graduated 19th in his class of 56. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the second lieutenant in the Third U.S. Artillery. </li></ul>
  3. 3. George Meade (cont.) <ul><li>Meade served a year in Florida’s Second Seminole War, became sick, left the War and went to the arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>He left his commission in 1835. </li></ul><ul><li>When the Civil War started, Meade was appointed as brigadier general of volunteers in Pennsylvania and spent the next serveral months defending Washington, D.C. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Meade in the Mexican American War <ul><li>During the Mexican American War , Meade joined the army of General Zachary Taylor and fought Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in 1846. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Mexican American War, He resumed routine surveying and engineering work in Philadelphia, Florida, and along the Canadian border, rising to captain in May 1856 </li></ul>

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