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This Day in Georgia History

January 02, 1892

Montgomery C. Meigs Died

Former Union Army Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs died in Washington, D.C. Born May 3, 1816 in Augusta, Ga., he graduated from West Point in 1836 and was assigned to engineering duty. When the Civil War broke out, Meigs was appointed colonel of the 11th U.S. Infantry, and in May 1861 was promoted to brigadier general. During the remainder of the war, Meigs served as Union Army Quartermaster General. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1882.

To view a historical marker on Montgomery Meigs, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
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Source: Library of Congress