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army officer , engineer

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, American army officer, engineer. member American Philosophical Society.

Background

Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham was born on May 3, 1816 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of Doctor Charles Delucena and Mary (Montgomery) Meigs.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1836.

Career

Engaged in federal engineering surveying projects, 1836. Commissioned captain United States Army, 1853, colonel 11th Infantry, 1861, planner, organizer expedition which saved Fort Pickens and won harbor Pensacola for United States, 1861. Brigadier general, 1861.

Quartermaster Army throughout Civil War. Served at battles of Bull Run and Chattanooga. Brevetted major general, 1864.

Supervisor plans for new War Department Building, 1866-1867, National Museum, 1876, Washington Aqueduct extension, 1876, Hall of Records, 1878. Regent Smithsonian Institution. Member American Philosophical Society.

An early member National Academy Scis.

Membership

Member American Philosophical Society.

Connections

Married Louisa Rodgers, 1841, 7 children.

father:
Doctor Charles Delucena Meigs

mother:
Mary (Montgomery) Meigs

spouse:
Louisa Rodgers