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Montgomery C. Meigs and the building of the nation"s Capital

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Published by Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meigs, Montgomery C. -- 1816-1892,
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.),
  • United States. -- Army -- Officials and employees -- Biography,
  • Civil engineers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    Statementedited by William C. Dickinson, Dean A. Herrin, and Donald R. Kennon
    GenreBiography
    SeriesPerspectives on the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol
    ContributionsDickinson, William C., 1922-, Herrin, Dean A., 1958-, Kennon, Donald R., 1948-, United States Capitol Historical Society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH140.M45 M66 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15354142M
    ISBN 100821413961, 082141397X
    LC Control Number00069557

    Montgomery C. Meigs is still on post as well as in a John Wayne movie. Our speaker is Kim Bernard Holien who in became the first, and only, historian of Fort Myer for 18 years. Kim worked 41 years in Federal Service to include four Top Secret positions and 34 years as an Army Historian. For his work he received some awards to includeFile Size: 1MB. Capitol Architect Montgomery C. Meigs Skip Content.

      Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text tells the story of how Washington, from its /5(4). With Alexander Robey Shepherd, John P. Richardson gives us the first full-length biography of his subject, who as Washington, D.C.’s, public works czar (–74) built the infrastructure of the nation’s capital in a few frenetic years after the Civil War. The story of Shepherd is also the story of his hometown after that cataclysm, which left the city with churned-up streets, stripped of.

    This is a book review of Robert O’Harrow’s book “The mery C. Meigs. Lincolns general, master builder of the Union army”. I can’t believe I never heard of him, but he is as much responsible for the North winning the Civil war as any general or President Lincoln. Between and , Meigs designed and supervised the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, a gravity-fed water delivery system for the city of Washington D.C. that is still in operation today. Also during this period, Meigs designed and supervised the construction of .


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Montgomery C. Meigs and the building of the nation's Capital. Athens, Ohio: Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Montgomery C Meigs; Montgomery C Meigs; Montgomery Cunningham Meigs: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

Montgomery C. Meigs and the Building of the Nation’s Capital book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. At the age of thirty-six, in /5(2). Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp.

Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. MONTGOMERY C. MEIGS AND BUILDING OF NATION'S CAPITAL (PERSPECTIVES ON ART AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF UNITED STATES CAPITOL) **Mint Condition**.

Born to a well to do, connected family inMontgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point as an engineer. He helped build America’s forts and served under Lt.

Robert E. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. As a young man, he designed the Washington aqueducts in a city where people were dying from contaminated water/5(56). At the age of thirty-six, inLt. Montgomery Cunningham Meigs of the Army Corps of Engineers reported to Washington, D.C., for duty as a special assistant to the chief army engineer, Gen.

Joseph G. Totten. It was a fateful assignment, both for the nation's capital and for the bright, Author: William C. Dickinson. At the age of thirty-six, inLt. Montgomery Cunningham Meigs of the Army Corps of Engineers reported to Washington, D.C., for duty as a special assistant to the chief army engineer, Gen.

Joseph G. Totten. It was a fateful assignment, both for the nation’s capital and for the bright, ambitious, and politically connected West Point : William C. Dickinson. How Montgomery Meigs, a now mostly forgotten figure from the Civil War, went on to leave a lasting influence on the very look of Washington today and became, with no.

In a compact biography, Robert OHarrow Jr. has captured the story of Montgomery C. Meigs, the now forgotten man who modernized Washingtons water supply, assumed responsibility for construction of the Capitol and its dome, and who as Quartermaster played an important role in the victory of the Union Army over the Confederacy/5.

Cast iron is an alloy of the elements iron, carbon and silicon that is formed into shapes by pouring the molten metal into a mold. Invented by the Chinese more than 2, years ago, it was for centuries so expensive to produce that it was used almost exclusively for small objects or for tools that had to be extremely durable (for example, cooking pots and plowshares).

Title Montgomery C. Meigs papers, Summary Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, military papers, family papers, scrapbooks, drawings, maps, plans, sketches and studies, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as quartermaster general during the Civil War, and family matters.

Montgomery C. Meigs ( - ) came to Washington, D.C., in as an engineer captain assigned the task of locating "an unfailing and abundant supply of good and wholesome water" for the capital city. To that time, D.C. residents and government offices relied on inadequate wells and springs both to provide drinking water and to quench fires.

Dickinson, William C., Herrin, Dean A., Kennon, Donald R. Montgomery C. Meigs and the Building of the Nation’s Capital (Perspectives on the Art and Architectural History of the United States Capital, Athens, Capital Historical Society, Ohio University Press, Dr.

Meigs had studied at the University of Pennsylvania and taught at Jefferson Medical College, moving south in to open a medical practice. Back in Georgia, Dr. Meigs suffered from “bilious” fevers, which he blamed on the climate and his wife, Mary Montgomery Meigs, who hated slavery.

You can read more about this publication in a previous post on Government Book Talk. For more information about the U.S. Capital building, you can also check out the publications highlighted in the previous Government Book Talk post on the th anniversary of the completion of the Capital Dome.

Presidential Inaugurations and The United States Capitol. Originally Published: On Tuesday, Januthe presidential oath of office was administered for the seventieth time, the fifty-eighth such ceremony in a location in Washington, D.C, the fifty-second at the United States Capitol, and the seventh on the west front of the Capitol; but even more historically, for the first.

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs was born on 3 May in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Charles Delucena Meigs (19 February Juneburied in Hamanassett County, Pennsylvania), and Mary Montgomery Meigs (14 December May ).

Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs saw Lee as a traitor. (Library of Congress) When Meigs was charged with finding a place to bury the rising numbers of dead (hospital tents in Washington, D.C., One hundred and fifty years ago today, on December 2,the United States Capitol Dome was completed, adding its own distinctive grandeur to the skyline of our Nation’s capital city.

Last month in Novembera two-year project began to restore the aging. The National Building Museum’s historic home, the Pension Building, was the last and most important architectural work of U.S. Army Quartermaster General Montgomery C.

Meigs. A graduate of West Point Military Academy, Meigs began his assent through the US Military and Army Corps of Engineers, starting as a Second Lieutenant in and.

Montgomery C. Meigs He entered the United States Military Academy 1 Jul and graduated 1 Jul in the Class of ranking 5th out of Montgomery Meigs began his military career in the 1st U.S. Artillery but soon secured a position in the U.S.

Corps of Engineers. The United States Capitol dome is the dome situated above the rotunda of the United States dome is feet (88 m) in height and 96 feet (29 m) in diameter.

It was designed by Thomas U. Walter, the fourth Architect of the Capitol, and constructed between and at a cost of $1, (equivalent to $ million in ). The dome is not stone, but rather cast iron.Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S.

state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it stands beside the Alabama River, on the coastal Plain of the Gulf of the Census, Montgomery's population was ,It is the second most populous city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the th most populous in the United : Montgomery.

His friend, Montgomery C. Meigs, who had served under Robert, was a scion of Philadelphia society, and rose to become the engineer responsible for helping to complete the capital, and one of the most accomplished builders of his generation.

When the time for war arose, Lee refused the opportunity to head the Union : Cider Mill Press.