American History Book Club

The American History Book Club will discuss The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army by Robert O’Harrow ( Simon & Schuster, $18.00).  Montgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point, helped build America's forts and served under Lt. Robert E. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. He designed the Washington aqueducts in a city where people were dying from contaminated water, and built the spectacular wings and the massive dome of the new U.S. Capitol. During the Civil War Meigs became Lincoln's Quartermaster, in charge of supplies. He commanded Ulysses S. Grant's base of supplies that made Union victories, including Gettysburg, possible. He sustained Sherman's army in Georgia, and the March to the Sea. After the war, Meigs built Arlington Cemetery (on land that had been Robert E. Lee's home).

Event date: 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Event address: 

The Bookworm
The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451671933
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2017

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