woodcojb wrote:What's with all the Meade love? Meade gave a good initial impression, such as Grant's first impressions of him in 1864, but Grant was largely disappointed by Meade at Wilderness and Spotsylvania when the shooting started.
Meade's effort at Gettysburg was remarkable, but his efforts following the battle were less so. He ceded the initiative to Lee allowing the Bristoe Station campaign at a time when Lee was undermanned. He avoided disaster at Mine Run only because Lee felt uncomfortable launching a nifty flank assault without a corps commander he could trust to do it.
I have no quarrel with division commander Meade
Corps Commander Meade should be reduced to 4-4-4, Meade did not consider himself the equal of Reynolds
Army Commander Meade should be 4-2-4 with his current traits.
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