Meade's headquarters and site of his famous midnight council - the direction of the battle and eventual victory were set up here. A small, humble farm house, this site honors the often-overlooked Union commander and his leadership team, and also illustrates the hardscrabble life. of …4.5/5(16)
Jun 30, 2020 · During the Battle of Gettysburg, Lydia Leister and her family were displaced from their home along Taneytown Road when Union Gen. George Meade and his staff occupied it as a headquarters location. The house’s position behind the center of the Union lines resulted in considerable damage to the land and farm buildings.Author: Krista Scarlett
Sep 30, 2016 · The Leister farm is located on the reserve slope of Cemetery Ridge that served as General Meade's Headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg. This property was strategically positioned along the Union line and as the family vacated the farmhouse as the battle grew near, it was well suited and situated for use as a headquarter by the general and his officers.5/5(16)
General Meade’s Headquarters at Gettysburg – the Leister House Cleanup Spring 2019 The Leister Farmhouse at Gettysburg; Meade’s HQ in 1863 The General Meade Society loyal volunteers turned out for the tenth year to pitch in to tend to the Widow Leister’s farm house , the site of the victorious Union Headquarters and General George Gordon Meade .