Reports (May 13, 1863)

Report croppedMeade did not have a great deal to communicate on May 13, but since he mentions his official report on Chancellorsville this seems like a good place to post it. I’ve downloaded the page images from Cornell University’s online version of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Vol 25, pages 505-512. Simply click on each thumbnail below to see the full-size image.

I have not been a great deal at headquarters, being occupied with my command, particularly writing my official report. I have completed this and gotten it off my hands, which is a great relief. There is much talking in the army, but I doubt very much whether Hooker is in any danger of losing his command. The Government seems to be satisfied with him, judging from the tone of those papers known to be connected with it.

Meade’s letter taken from The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army, Vol. 1, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913), p. 375. Available via Google Books.

Meade's Chancellorsville Page 1

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 1

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 2

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 2

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 3

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 3

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 4

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 4

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 5

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 5

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 6

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 6

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 7

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 7

Meade's Chancellorsville Report, Page 8

Meade’s Chancellorsville Report, Page 8

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