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Aug 22 Exterior of Renwick Gallery (19th c.)

Aug 22 US Army Seizes Corcoran Gallery for Civil War Use

 

Aug 22 US Army Seizes Corcoran Gallery for Civil War Use

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Year: 
1861
Month: 
august
Day: 
22
Date: 
Thu, 1861-08-22

The U.S. Army seizes the Corcoran Gallery of Art (today the Renwick Gallery) for use as a warehouse for storage of records and uniforms for the Quartermaster General (Montgomery Meigs) Corps. The building was designed by James Renwick, Jr. At the time it was seized, the exterior of the Gallery was virtually complete except for some decorative detail. The interior had not yet been floored or plastered.