Honoring Major General George Meade, this attractive room has all the finishing touches of home. General Meade was a career army officer who fought in two wars prior to the American Civil War and rose through the ranks. General Meade was taken by surprise when he was given command of the Army of the Potomac by President Lincoln just three days prior to the battle of Gettysburg. Knowing that Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia were heading north, Meade began his pursuit of Lee to protect his country and Washington. Just days later would find himself in Gettysburg.