00560 - Gen. Meade at Brandy Station; With Generals Sedgwick, Tyler and staff [LC-DIG-cwpb-00560]
General Meade (far right) succeeded General Hooker commanding the Army of the Potomac on June 28th 1863. Two days later he led his men at Gettysburg and defeated General Lee. While victorious in battle, his failure to pursue Lee cost him politically.
After Grant was given the position of Commander of all Union Forces, Meade remained as Commander of the Army of the Potomac. While overshadowed by Grant, he is the only Commander of the Army of the Potomac that Lincoln did not replace.