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    [Civil War]. [Montgomery C.] Meigs. The Three Days' Battle of Chattanooga, 23rd, 24th, 25th November, 1864 [sic]. An Unofficial Dispatch from General Meigs, Quartermaster General of the United States, to the Hon. E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Now First Correctly Printed. Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, 1864. First edition. 8vo. 9" x 5.75". 8 pages. Publisher's printed wrappers. Library of Congress (duplicate) ink-stamp on rear cover.

    Sabin 47393. "The date of the event on the 'correctly printed' edition reads November, 1864."

    Condition: Very minor age toning to wrappers, else near fine.


    More Information:

    "Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (May 3, 1816 - January 2, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer, who served as Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army during and after the American Civil War. Despite his Southern birth, Meigs strongly opposed secession and remained loyal to the Union; his record as Quartermaster General was regarded as outstanding, both in effectiveness and in ethical probity, and Secretary of State William H. Seward viewed it as a key factor in Union victory.

    Meigs was one of the principal architects of Arlington National Cemetery; the choice of its location, on Robert E. Lee's family estate, Arlington House, was partly a gesture to humiliate Lee for siding with the South."

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_C._Meigs


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