Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S.A.

Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S.A. (HM15VF)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.45', W 81° 57.783'

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One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, Montgomery C. Meigs was born here on May 3, 1816, grandson of a University of Georgia president. After graduating from West Point, he oversaw construction of some of Washington D.C.'s greatest engineering feats, including the U.S. Capitol dome. Meigs became Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army in 1861, coordinating the massive supply effort throughout the Civil War, and continuing in that position until he retired in 1882. His organizational genius created an efficient war machine that helped defeat the Confederacy. In 1864, Meigs ordered that Arlington, the confiscated plantation of Robert E. Lee's wife, be used for military burials, creating the nation's premier national cemetery. Meigs was buried there when he died Jan. 2, 1892.
HM NumberHM15VF
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-17
Year Placed2012
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Battlefields Association, and Historic Augusta, Inc. for the Civil War 150 Commemoration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410518 N 3704269
Decimal Degrees33.47416667, -81.96305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.45', W 81° 57.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 27.00" N, 81° 57' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 660 Broad St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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