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Description: In this autograph letter signed, Meade writes to Pennsylvania Congressman Leonard Myers with the following request: “Colnl Pennypacker of Fort Fisher memory and from Chester Co. in this state will hand you this note, and I beg you to introduce him to your city & state fellow members & show him the sights of the Ho[use]-Rep[resentatives]”.

George Meade (1815-1872) was a civil engineer and a Major General during the Civil War. He is particularly remembered for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Uriah Galusha Pennypacker (1844-1916) was brevetted a Brigadier General at the age of 20. His actions at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher earned him a Medal of Honor.

Written on a 7 3/4″ x 5″ sheet of stationery imprinted “Headquarters, Military Division of the Atlantic”. The letter is framed with the original transmittal envelope addressed in Meade’s hand to Myers and a printed General Order issued by Pennypacker in 1876. All appear to be laid onto an early piece of pasteboard (not examined out of frame). Overall: 13″ x 14″. Also included is a 19th century engraved portrait of Pennypacker.┬áItem #A01317

Condition: Mailing fold lines, light soil, generally good condition.