The Leister Farmhouse at Gettysburg; Meade’s HQ in 1863

The Meade Society met to tend to the Leister House garden, the headquarters of the great general! The Park Service brought us supplies to tend to planting the newly-installed wooden flower beds. In addition, the Service has been painting and doing some needed fix up of the farm house. A new stone wall now lines the field outside the fence! It will be great to see the farmhouse in the autumn when the repairs are completed

SEE BELOW FOR PHOTOS FROM THE PLANTING!

Meade at Gettysburg


The volunteers met for a gratis lunch at The Farnsworth House in town! We were joined by licensed battlefield guide Tim Smith, who discussed the Widow Leister and her life.