The significance of Meade's U.S. Headquarters Markers is the marker shows where Meade commanded his troops from and formed strategies with other officers. Though Meade's victory at Gettysburg was somewhat marred by an ineffective pursuit of Lee's retreating forces, his headquarters there certainly gave witness to one of the key points of the war and are therefore important to be marked,
As for the marker itself, it is stone with a plaque on the front that describes that the marker marks the headquarters of General Meade, the commander of the Potomac Army. On top of this sits a 1841 model cannon tube mounted upright. Since the bronze on the cannon tube has long since oxydized, the cannon is now a bold patina color.