Quartermaster-General M. C. Meigs.

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Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (; May 3, – January 2, ) was a career United States Army officer, civil engineer, construction engineer for a number of facilities in Washington, D.C., and Quartermaster General of the U.S.

Army during and after the American Civil War. Meigs' record as Quartermaster General was regarded as exceptionally brilliant, both in effectiveness.

A professional soldier in the Army Corps of Engineers, Meigs had been named quartermaster general and given responsibility for outfitting the Union Army, which would grow in one year f 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. When mules unfit for service are received, a full report will be made to the next superior Quartermaster, and a copy thereof will be sent at the same time.

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Upon his return, Lincoln insisted that Meigs, a captain just promoted to colonel, become Quartermaster General which was accomplished in June, Meigs took over a department amidst the chaos of the massive increase in the size of.

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