Born 1834, Great Grandfather US Eng. Co. A., & C. attached to Major James C. Duane - Lincoln inaugural, re-inforce Fort Pickens, Army of the Potomac, Petersburg crater, Washington end of war, Fort Clinton, retires to West Point as fireman. Researching early stages on conflict. Every great conflict starts with its heroes and patriots. Montgomery Meigs, David Dixon Porter, Adam Slemmer, Robert Anderson and my grandfather.