F307 Fall 2018 Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s Loggy
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Oct. 30–Nov. 6
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Alan Gropman
Please join us for a two-part discussion about a man mostly forgotten who should be better known. Meigs was a captain when the Civil War started and a major general when it ended. He has given us 21st century beings monuments we can see and more. We will try to give him the attention he deserves. An out-of-print biography of Meigs is titled Second Only to Grant. We will see why the author may be correct.
Dr. Alan L. Gropman is distinguished professor emeritus at the National Defense University, where he taught for 20 years. He is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is also a member of the school’s Advisory Board, and former chairman. He taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University for eight years in the Strategic Studies Program. He served 27 years in the United States Air Force and accumulated more than 4,000 flying hours, including two combat flying tours in Vietnam. He was director of military history instruction at the United States Air Force Academy.