Major General George G. Meade Hand Written Battlefield Orders!

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Civil War Union General George G. Meade Battle of Totopotomoy Creek Hand Written Battlefield Orders. Two-page letter (one leaf, 3.5″ x 6.5″), dated on May 30th, 1864. These orders are written in
pencil and entirely in Meade’s hand. General Meade issued these orders to Major General Horatio Wright, commanding 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The transcription is as follows:

Head-Quarters, Army of the

 Potomac,

May 30 –       1864, 5 ½ o’clock, P M.

Maj Genl. Wright –

If you are in position

I desire you will push forward your skirmishers

supporting them, and pressing back the enemys

skirmishers till his

position is developed &

if practicable attack the

enemy in case he appears

weak – Warren on the

left is threatened

and the enemy appear

there in force.

               Geo. G. Meade

                     Maj Genl

To be sent thru Hd Qtrs

6. Corps. Genl Hancock

will please forward –

These battlefield orders were issued days prior to the start of the Battle of Cold Harbor. To call these battlefield orders rare would be an understatement! You can search a lifetime and you may never come across another set of battlefield orders issued by a prominent General such as Meade. This item came from the famed Dr. Michael Stevens Collection, which has been recognized as one of the more complete collections throughout the United States. If you are looking to add something truly special to your collection, these battlefield orders will surely become the cornerstone of any collection. This document has recently been framed with a Meade CDV by Brady. The framing measures approximately 15 x 13. It is triple matted with double sided framing, which allows you to view the back side of the document. This framing is of the highest quality and uses photo corners, ensuring no damage to the document and photograph.

Member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). All items are shipped insured. Buy with complete confidence, the featured item is 100% Authentic and is backed by a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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