Kurt's Historic Sites

Montgomery C. Meigs

Montgomery C. Meigs

Interment Location Visited  
Arlington, VA April 18, 2024  

Photographed April 18, 2018.
Photographed April 18, 2018.
Photographed April 18, 2018.
Photographed April 18, 2018.
Photographed May 22, 2024.

On a Congressional Cemetery staff field trip to Arlington a month after I first visited the Meigs plot, my coworkers and I posed for a group picture with the Meigs cenotaph. From left to right: Education Specialist Kennedy Simpson; Arlington Conservation Program Manager Daniel Holcombe, who was formerly Congressional’s preservation intern and then its grounds and conservation manager; Events and Digital Content Specialist Sarah La Rocca; Office Administrator Jen Walter, Director of Conservation Margaret Canilang; Horticulture and Grounds Manager Leigh Pickering; K9 Corps Liaison Antonio Coghill; Archivist Dayle Dooley; President Jackie Spainhour; myself (education specialist); Director of Site Sales and Funerals Lily Buerkle; and Director of Programming A.J. Orlikoff.


Fast Facts

Born: May 3, 1816 in Augusta, Georgia

Spouse: Louisa Rodgers Meigs (m. 1841-1879)

Military Rank: Brevet Major General — U.S. Army

Died: January 2, 1892 in Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age: 75

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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