United States Major General George Gordon Meade was the commander of the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac on June 27, 1863. By 3:00 AM on June 28, 1863, he was ordered to command the Army of the Potomac.
Meade Receives Command of the
Army of the Potomac
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Hueting shows us the Frederick, Maryland area locations where Meade was informed he was to command the Army of the Potomac, and where he and Colonel James A. Hardie visited Major General Joseph Hooker to inform him of the change of command.
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