Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
12.15 cu. ft.; 28 boxes
West Point (N.Y.)
Montgomery C. Meigs, a native of Georgia, graduated from West Point in 1836. As an Army engineer, Meigs was responsible for the construction of the Washington Aqueduct and for overseeing construction of the wings and dome of the U.S. Capitol. During the Civil War he served as Quartermaster General for the United States Army. Meigs retired from the army in 1882, but remained active with various engineering projects in the Washington, D. C. area until his death.
A book of drawings of the Washington Aqueduct, 1858-1859, illustrating reservoirs, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and other elements. Also included is a U.S.Senate document, 1864, relating to the Aqueduct construction. The cover is marked "Progress of the Washington Aqueduct, Profile, 1858-59, Capt. Montgomery C. Meigs, United States Engineers, Washington." 2007 addendum: Scrapbooks of Meigs, containing clippings from Washington, D. C. newspapers concerning the Washington Aqueduct and water supply, engineering projects, building construction, architecture, and other topics, including "Indian Wars."
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History