Auction Date:2012 May 16 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
Union general (1815–1872) best known for leading his troops to a commanding victory over Lee’s Confederates at Gettysburg in one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. Original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photo by Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, and so labeled on the reverse, showing Meade in full dress uniform, with kepi in hand, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Geo. G. Meade, Maj. Genl,” which would indicate signing after August 18, 1864. In very good condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling, a few light surface creases, and light corner rounding. An exceptional portrait capturing the fierce determination and unwavering loyalty exuded by Meade.