General George Gordon Meade: Pennsylvania's Forgotten Hero

January 25th,2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Jeffrey Sherry, M.A.T.

Over 150 years after the Civil War, the name of George G. Meade is not well known outside the world of scholars and students of that war, overshadowed by U.S. Grant and shunned by the press, Meade deserves to be recognized for his victory at Gettysburg and his command of the Army of the Potomac longer than any other general.

Jeff Sherry is the HHC Museum Educator since 2017. He holds a BA and MA in History from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. A retired public-school teacher, he has had a life long passion for history, especially the Civil War. He is the author of the article "The Terrible Impetuosity: The Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg." and has spoken to countless groups on a variety of historic topics.

This program is in partnership between the Civil War Round Table, the Hagen History Center, and the Jefferson Educational Society.
This event will be broadcast digitally on the Jefferson's Facebook page and made available on our website.
Jeffrey Sherry, M.A.T.

Jeff Sherry, M.A.T., is a retired Social Studies teacher with over twenty years in
the classroom, and earned a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Edinboro University
in History. He also has a Secondary Teacher Certification in Social Studies. Sherry has
written several articles and manuals on a variety of historic topics and has spoken to
numerous civil and school groups on a variety of historic topics. A former reenactor
and living historian, Sherry helped found The Ship’s Company-US Brig Niagara, the
official living history group of the Brig Niagara. He has also been active in reenacting
both WWII and the Civil War. Passionate about baseball, Jeff has coached Little League
and Junior American Legion teams, coaching his son. He enjoys reading and visiting
historic sites and museums. Jeff Sherry is also a Museum Educator at The Hagen
History Center