General Meade used the simple farmhouse of the widow Lydia Leister as headquarters. The woman and her children had left at the beginning of the battle to family living in another area away from the fighting. Crowded in this small building on the night of July 2, Meade and his top officers met and debated their choices for the following day. The unanimous decision was to stay and fight it out. Walk up the gentle slope to view General Meade's statue.
Inside the house there was a rope bed, with no ropes on it. There also was an interesting candle holder. Outside I was surprised to see a couple grape vines in the garden area.
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