Medal Ceremony II (March 12, 1865)

Now it’s Meade’s turn to report on Grant’s medal, but with much less detail than Theodore Lyman treated us with yesterday. You can see the actual gold medal here.

Yesterday General Grant with a small party came out here and I had a review for them. In the evening General Grant was presented at City Point with the gold medal voted him by Congress, and I went to City Point to the presentation. To-day Pendleton Watmough and young Parker (Cortlandt’s nephew), both of whom command gunboats in the James, came to see me, and I took them around the lines. Your brother Willie came in whilst they were here, looking very well and in good spirits. We are quiet and nothing going on.

Meade’s correspondence taken from The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army, Vol. 2, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913), pp. 266-7. Available via Google Books.

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