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General Montgomery Meigs, ca. 1860-1865

General Montgomery Meigs, ca. 1860-1865

Montgomery Meigs, an army engineer, had a strong interest in classical art and architecture. He was also a great administrator, a skill that served him well in his roles both as the Capitol extension engineer and as Quartermaster General for the Union army.

Photograph from original glass plate negative, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress