The Leister House Autumn clean up of the garden at Meade’s headquarters came off without a hitch from the weather or other unforeseen factors. Thirteen of the General Meade Society members gathered once again in Gettysburg to weed, dig and plant in the widow Leister’s garden, the site where General George Meade made his HQ to engineer the defeat of the Confederacy in its invasion of the north. The garden looked pretty good after the Spring planting. Weeds were at a minimum and, although the ground was hard and dry, we planted eight new native plants.

Afterwards, we gathered at the Farnsworth House in town for a lunch and toast to the Society and the great general.

Many thanks to Ginny and Tom Benner for all their efforts organizing this endeavor and to Jerry and Betty McCormick for once again arranging the fare at the restaurant!