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The Resource The quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army, Robert O'Harrow, Jr

The quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army, Robert O'Harrow, Jr

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The quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army
Title
The quartermaster
Title remainder
Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army
Statement of responsibility
Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Title variation
Quartermaster
Title variation remainder
Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincolns general, master builder of the Union army
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born to a well to do, connected family in 1816, Montgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point as an engineer. He helped build America's forts and served under Lt. Robert E. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. As a young man, he designed the Washington aqueducts in a city where people were dying from contaminated water. He built the spectacular wings and the massive dome of the brand new US Capitol. Introduced to President Lincoln by Secretary of State William Seward, Meigs became Lincoln's Quartermaster. It was during the Civil War that Meigs became a national hero. 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). [The author] brings Meigs alive in [this book]. We get to know this major military figure that Lincoln and his Cabinet and Generals called the key to victory and learn how he fed, clothed, and armed the Union Army using his ingenuity and devotion"--Amazon.com
Summary
A portrait of lesser-known Civil War officer General Montgomery C. Meigs traces his West Point education, pre-Civil War service under Robert E. Lee, rise to President Lincoln's Quartermaster and pivotal role in Union victories that secured the war's outcome. By the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of No Place to Hide. Illustrations
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535117
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Harrow, Robert
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Meigs, Montgomery C.
  • Meigs, Montgomery C.
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Quartermasters
  • Military supplies
  • Quartermasters
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army
Label
The quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army, Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rigid duty -- Patience and perseverance -- Wholesome water -- An aqueduct worthy of the nation -- A rival to the Parthenon -- America's curse -- The Saturday Club -- The workload grows -- Rowdy looking -- Energetic, obliging, firm -- An inscription for all time -- "Everything into confusion" -- "Eternal blot" -- Tall and awkward candidate -- Floyd resigns -- He plucked a laurel -- A secret mission -- A soul on fire -- Building an army -- Shoddy -- "Hard work and cold calculation" -- "The war cannot be long" -- Gunboats -- "His best name is honesty" -- "Vast in quantity" -- Hope wanes -- "Fret him and fret him" -- "Exhaustion of men and money" -- "A beauteous bubble" -- A vulnerable capital -- The refit at Savannah -- The journey home -- "Dogs to their vomit" -- "Soldier, engineer, architect, scientist, patriot."
Control code
1649158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451671926
Lccn
2016025788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimile
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451671926
  • (OCoLC)951917282
Label
The quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's general, master builder of the Union army, Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rigid duty -- Patience and perseverance -- Wholesome water -- An aqueduct worthy of the nation -- A rival to the Parthenon -- America's curse -- The Saturday Club -- The workload grows -- Rowdy looking -- Energetic, obliging, firm -- An inscription for all time -- "Everything into confusion" -- "Eternal blot" -- Tall and awkward candidate -- Floyd resigns -- He plucked a laurel -- A secret mission -- A soul on fire -- Building an army -- Shoddy -- "Hard work and cold calculation" -- "The war cannot be long" -- Gunboats -- "His best name is honesty" -- "Vast in quantity" -- Hope wanes -- "Fret him and fret him" -- "Exhaustion of men and money" -- "A beauteous bubble" -- A vulnerable capital -- The refit at Savannah -- The journey home -- "Dogs to their vomit" -- "Soldier, engineer, architect, scientist, patriot."
Control code
1649158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451671926
Lccn
2016025788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimile
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451671926
  • (OCoLC)951917282

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