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John Rodgers Meigs

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John Rodgers Meigs (February 9, 1842 – October 3, 1864) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was the son of Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, the Quartermaster General of the United States Army. He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run, and later testified in the court-martial trial of an officer involved in the retreat from the battle. He attended the United States Military Academy, where he was an acting assistant professor of mathematics and graduated first in his class in June 1863. He was lauded by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton for strengthening the defenses of Baltimore, Maryland; was an engineer and acting aide-de-camp on the staff of Brigadier General (Volunteers) William W. Averell; was Chief Engineer of the Shenandoah Valley for the Department of West Virginia; and was Chief Engineer of the Middle Military Division and aide-de-camp to General Phillip Sheridan. The circumstances under which Meigs died led to the burning of Dayton, Virginia, in retaliation.  His funeral was a public event attended by President Abraham Lincoln, Stanton, and numerous government dignitaries. A book of Meigs' letters were published in 2006 under the title A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country: The Selected Correspondence of John Rodgers Meigs, 1859-64.
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John Rodgers Meigs

John Rodgers Meigs

Montgomery C. Meigs' son

  • Desc: John Rodgers Meigs was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was the son of Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, the Quartermaster General of the United States Army.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rodgers_Meigs
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 376.25
John Rodgers

John Rodgers

Senior officer

  • Desc: John Rodgers was a senior naval officer in the United States Navy who served under six Presidents for nearly four decades during its formative years in the 1790s through the late 1830s, committing the bulk of his adult life to his country.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rodgers_(1772%E2%80%931838)
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 84.05
Montgomery C. Meigs

Montgomery C. Meigs


  • Desc: Montgomery Cunningham Meigs 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.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_C._Meigs
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 37.32

John Heatwole


  • Desc: John L. Heatwole was an artist, historian, tour guide, and storyteller who gathered and preserved hundreds of oral history and folklore stories from the Shenandoah Valley and throughout Virginia and West Virginia through writings, lectures, and radio programs.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Heatwole
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 13.85
Dale Enterprise

Dale Enterprise

Village in Virginia

  • Desc: Dale Enterprise is an unincorporated community in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States. The name dates to 1872, when it was time to name the village's post office.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Enterprise,_Virginia
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 8.41
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