Welcome to the General Meade Society of Philadelphia


Major General


Civil War / Union


December 31, 1815 – November 6, 1872


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George Gordon Meade entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1831 and graduated 19th in a class of 56 members. He resigned in 1836 to pursue a career in civil engineering. In 1842 he rejoined the army and served in the Corps of Topographical Engineers in the construction of lighthouses and break­waters and in geodetic survey work. After the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 Meade, then a Captain, was made Brigadier General. In June 1863 George Gordon Meade was given command of the Army of the Potomac.

The General Meade Society is an active organization that meets regularly to discuss General Meade’s role in the Civil War, as well as other related topics, and contributes to Civil War preservation.

The Society’s board meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! Membership in the Meade Society is open to all who are devoted to history and value patriotism. [Due to the Covid pandemic, meetings have been held online with Zoom.]

Visit the Membership page for information about joining the General Meade Society.

Upcoming Events

Night at the Phillies
August 27, 2024
from 6:30 pm

Phillies vs Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Parrk

Major Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony
October 5, 2024
from 11:00 am

Ceremonies to honor Major Octavius V. Catto

Annual Fall Excursion
October 18, 2024 - October 20, 2024
from All Day

Fall Excursion to Connecticut and Rhode Island

Annual Brunch & Awards Ceremony
November 3, 2024
from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Annual Brunch and Awards Ceremony

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Observance
November 9, 2024
from 11:00 am

Observance of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg
November 16, 2024
from 10:00 am

Remembrance Day Observance in Gettysburg

Wreaths Across America
December 14, 2024
from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wreaths Across America at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration
December 31, 2024
from 12:00 pm

Celebrating the birthday of General Meade at Laurel Hill