Goat or Hero? After the war, Meade posed with his staff at a photography studio in Washington, D.C. (opposite). Although Meade’s army had triumphed at Gettysburg, President Lincoln, members of his Cabinet, and more than a handful of soldiers were displeased the general supposedly had pursued Lee’s defeated army to Virginia with reluctance. Right: This 1865 broadside, by a publisher in Meade’s hometown of Philadelphia, left no doubt who “The Hero of Gettysburg” was. ((Library of Congress))

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