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COMMANDER'S MONUMENT

COMMANDER'S MONUMENT

Gen. George Meade took charge of the Army of the Potomac three days before the fighting began at Gettysburg. His statue is on Cemetery Ridge near the farthest reach of Pickett's Charge at the Union Line. It shows him astride Old Baldy, who was wounded on day two of the battle. Both survived the war, and Old Baldy was the riderless horse in the general's 1872 funeral procession.

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