Friday, July 29, 2005

"Urgent Dispatch From Headquarters"

Headquarters, Army of the Potomac

General Order Number One

Dear Brothers & Sisters in History,

The Meade Society will be setting up a 'Living-History' at the Wax Museum in Gettysburg the weekend of August 13-14th. We will portray the HQ of the Army of the Potomac after the Battle. We invite all period impressions to join us for the education, show 'n tell, and fun.

If you can participate, just send a brief message to me at: I hope to see as many as possible participate. Proceeds will benefit the Meade Scholarship & Historic preservation.

Thank you!

Major General George G. Meade, Commanding, Army of the Potomac (
Andy Waskie)


Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Gettysburg
A Living History Display in front of the Wax Museum on Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg.

Set up: Friday, August 12th

Display: Saturday August 13th & Sunday, August 14th all day, each day.

Visit: camps; troops; speak to the Generals

Endorsements (Officers Present and on duty):

Major General George G. Meade, Commander, Army of the Potomac
Major General John F. Reynolds, Commander, First Army Corps, AoP.
Major General Winfield S. Hancock, Commander, Second Army Corps, AoP.
Brigadier General Andrew Humphreys, Commander 2nd Division, Third Army Corps, AoP.
Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls, Chief Quartermaster, AoP.
Brigadier General John Gibbon, Commander, 2nd Division, Second Army Corps, AoP.

Also present will be period civilians of the Sanitary Commission, etc.

All Are Welcome!

End of Dispatch


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