Reader Pete Peterson commented that he recently drove past the home of George Gordon Meade at 19th & Delancey in Philadelphia while passing through the city.
I took these photos a few years ago (click on the thumbnail for a full size image):
The house (now an apartment building) was a gift of the city to the Meades. It sits right around the corner from the former Civil War Library and Museum on Pine St (today it’s the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum), where you can find Meade’s uniform, sword, the stuffed head of his horse, Old Baldy, and this portrait:
Meade died in this house on November 6, 1872. Here’s a link to a New York Times article on his funeral procession through the city. I’ll be in Philly this weekend for the Penn State-Temple game.