John Rodgers Meigs tomb – foot – Arlington National Cemetery – 2011

John Rodgers Meigs tomb – foot – Arlington National Cemetery – 2011
Virginia Union University
Image by dctim1
Closeup of the foot of the bas-relief top of the grave marker of John Rodgers Meigs, adjacent to the tomb of Montgomery C. Meigs, founder of Arlington National Cemtery. The tomb is located in Section 1 of the cemetery, which is located in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States.

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (May 3, 1816-January 2, 1892) was a Georgian who graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1836. He entered the Corps of Engineeers, and oversaw numerous civil engineering projects in and around Washington, D.C., (including the construction of the Capitol Dome). He was promoted to Brigadier General on May 15, 1861, and appointed Quartermaster General. Meigs successfully proposed that the grounds of Robert E. Lee’s estate in Arlington, Virginia, be transformed into a cemetery for Civil War Dead. The first burial there was made on May 13, 1864. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton approved the establishment of a military cemetery on June 15, 1864. During his tenure as Superintendent of Arlington National Cemtery, Meigs erected the Memorial to Civil War Unknown Dead, the Old Amphitheater, enclosed the cemetery in a low sandstone wall, constructed roads and pathways, and erected the McClellan Gate (on which he had inscribed his own name). Meigs was forced to retire as Quartermaster General in 1882.

Meigs picked out the plot for and designed his own tomb. It sits on a 2 foot, 6 inch high base of rough rectangular gray granite stones mortared together like bricks. The tomb itself is in the shape of a 3 feet high, 6 feet long white marble sarcophagus. It is oriented along an east-west axis. On the south side of the tomb is an inscription to Meigs’ wife, Louisa. She was the daughter of U.S. Navy Commodote John Rodgers.

However, before Meigs or his wife had died, another burial occurred alongside their plot. Their son, John Rodgers Meigs, was a lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. He was killed near Harrisonburg, Virginia, in October 1864. Meigs designed a marker for his son’s burial site. A 2 foot high base of green marble supports a bronze bas-relief image of the younger Meigs in full Union Army uniform and gear, lying dead in a muddy road. Discarded Confederate military gear lies alongside him. The prints of horses’ hooves can be seen in the mud, implying that John Rodgers Meigs was trampled by fleeing Confederate troops.

Meigs had his grandfather’s remains moved to lie next to his own tomb. His grandfather, Samuel William Meigs, died in 1818 and was buried in Congressional Cemetery. The original tombstone, a 2 foot square stone block set on two rectangular bases, was moved as well. Buried with Samuel was his father and Montgomery C. Meigs’ grandfather, Josiah Meigs. Josiah was president of the University of Georgia from 1800 to 1811. Bronze plaques on the tombstone commemorate both me.

Buried northwest adjacent to the Meigs tomb are Montgomery Meigs Macomb and his wife, Caroline. Macomb was Montgomery C. Meig’s nephew (son of his wife Lousia’s sister, Ann Minerva Rodgers Macomb). He served as Montgomery C. Meigs’ aide-de-camp from 1875 to 1876. He himself rose to be a brigadier general, served in the Spanish-American War and World War I, and was military governor of Hawaii after it was forcibly annexed by the U.S.

20090403 – Clint’s foot tape – GEDC0145

20090403 – Clint’s foot tape – GEDC0145
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Plantar fasciitis sucks, and I’ve been in near-constant foot pain since early August, 2008.

The first podiatrist I went to said nothing about this, and just sold me new shoes (Metro Run & Walk sucks!).

The second podiatrist was much more knowledgable. They showed me how to tape my foot for extra support. I wouldn’t buy the spray to make the tape stickier (why not just sell me stickier tape?!?!), but the 2 tape sizes were . I also got a night boot that insurance will supposedly pay 80% of. Custom orthotics come next.

Now that I wear a night boot, I keep singing the Guns N’ Roses song "Nightrain" but substituting "I wear a night boot" over the lyrics "I’m on a night train". This is becoming a nightly ritual. (The singing, that is.)

Anyway… The foot taping really helps.

The other tip was to rub a candle all over the foot tape after taping — this covers it with a thin layer of wax (which you can see in green), so that it doesn’t stick to your socks so much. Useful advice!

Anyway, after 9 months, I’m ready for the hurting to stop. All I did is hang out on sand for 4 days. I didn’t even go in the ocean, run, or walk more than 1 minute at a time!

foot, plantar fasciitis, tape.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

April 3, 2009.

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