Corcoran Used by Quartermaster General Meigs

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Montgomery Meigs, Quartermaster General of the United States Army, occupies the Corcoran Gallery of Art as his office. The Army had seized the building in 1861 to use as a warehouse for records and uniforms. Note: The building now houses the Renwick Gallery.


  • Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Renwick Gallery)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 18, No. 329. "Journals of the Proceedings of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1846-76, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc." William J. Rhees, ed. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1879, p. 163.

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  • 1864
  • Civil War, 1861-1865


  • Wartime Activities
  • History


United States

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