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George Meade

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Do you know who was the general for the Second Battle of Bull Run?   Everyone knows


  what the Second Battle of Bull Run is but who was the general?   Some people even know


  that the North won that battle.   Most people do not know that General George Meade


  defeated General Lee at that battle.   General George Mead accomplished much during


  wartime.


 


          General George Meade had many accomplishments during wartime.   First of all, he


  defeated General Lee at the Second Battle of Bull Run.   Why would not General Meade


  crush General Lee at this battle and end the war there?   Facts say that heavy fog and rain


  forced Meade to stop.   Likewise, on June 1, !863 a surprise encounter forced his troops


  into the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest battle on American soil.   This battle came about


  when General Lee's army needed shoes.   The two forces met here on accident and fought to


  a victory for the North.   Lee acknowledged his defeat and retreated to Virginia.   Not only


  did Meade serve in the Civil War, but also served in the Mexican War.   He served in the


  battles of Palo Alto, Monterey, and Veracruz.   During these he served under General


  Zachory Taylor.   To sum up, General George Meade accomplished many things during his


  time at war.  


 


          Each of General George Meade's accomplishments had one major effect on how


  life is today.   To start, if Meade had not defeated Lee at the Second Battle of Bull Run the


  war would not have started off positively for the North.   This was important because the


  soldiers gained their confidence when they won this battle.   If the North would have lost


  the entire war the U.S. would be two different countries.   Secondly, Meade's defeat of Lee


  at the accidental Gettysburg.   This was a battle that turned the war around and gave the


  North...

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