Montgomery Meigs attended West Point in 1832. The bulk of his service was in the Corps of Engineers. He helped build Fort Mifflin, Fort Delaware and Fort Wayne. Prior to the Civil War he served under Robert E. Lee making navigational improvements to Mississippi River. Later he oversaw the construction of Fort Montgomery on Lake Champlain. His other engineering projects included the wings and dome of the United States Capitol and the Union Arch Bridge, which at the time was the longest single-span masonry arch in the world. As quartermaster general he chose the estate of Robert E. Lee for the site of the Arlington Cemetery, where he designed many of the monuments adoring the cemetery.
This Montgomery Meigs mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.