General Meades Headquarters

General Meades Headquarters

Lydia Leister left her farm as the battle grew near. Its position on the reverse slope of Cemetery Ridge just inside the fishook curve of the Union lines made it a perfect location for the nerve center of the Union Army. Meade’s famous council of war on the evening of July 2nd took place in the house’s tiny main room.  It is currently closed to the public because of a post being replaced but this is a glimpse inside the window. 7/16/16