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Tuesday, March 21, 2016

Time 6:30 (social) and 7:00 (announcements and lecture) - 9:00

Location: Clara Barton Museum

437 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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Robert O'Harrow Jr. - "Quartermaster Montgomery Meigs and Abraham Lincoln"

The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome Robert O'Harrow Jr., award-winning investigative reporter at the Washington Post and author of The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army. O'Harrow is also the author of No Place to Hide, Zero Day: The Threat in Cyberspace and was a contributor to the 2016 biography, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power. He has appeared on The Daily Show and The O'Reilly Factor.
General Montgomery C. Meigs, who built the Union Army, was judged by Lincoln, Seward, and Stanton to be the indispensable architect of the Union victory. Born to a well to do, connected family in 1816, Montgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point as an engineer. He helped build America's forts and served under Lt. Robert E. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. As a young man, he designed the Washington aqueducts in a city where people were dying from contaminated water. He built the spectacular wings and the massive dome of the brand new US Capitol. During the Civil War Meigs became a national hero.
Robert O'Harrow Jr. brings Meigs alive in the commanding and intensely personal Quartermaster. We get to know this major military figure that Lincoln and his Cabinet and Generals called the key to victory and learn how he fed, clothed, and armed the Union Army using his ingenuity and devotion. O'Harrow tells the full dramatic story of this fierce, strong, honest, loyal, forward-thinking, major American figure.