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Army Engineers in New England 1775-1975: The Military and by PDF

New England is the birthplace of the U.S. military Corps of Engineers. right here the Corps' army challenge started on the outbreak of the yank Revolution in 1775. right here, too, civil works tasks have been one of the first to be undertaken by way of military Engineers whilst Congress and the President entrusted the Corps with its civil challenge in 1824. this is often the tale of the Corps' provider and accomplishments in New England from the conflict of Bunker Hill to the current. concerning the actions of the Corps to broader neighborhood and nationwide advancements, the publication should still entice a basic viewers in addition to to specialists.

The limitations of the local divisions and districts of the U.S. military Corps of Engineers coincide mostly with watersheds. the hot England department comprises fifteen river basins and 9 coastal components that lie utterly or mostly in the six New England states. It covers all of recent England other than western Vermont and small parts of western Massachusetts and Connecticut, which lie in drainage basins of the St. Lawrence and Hudson rivers. It additionally embraces small components of southeastern long island that drain in the course of the nation of Connecticut, and Fishers Island, ny, positioned shut off the Connecticut shore. this is often the area, elevated on a couple of events to incorporate army paintings played in ny Sound and western Vermont, taken care of during this quantity. the tale of the Corps' paintings in New England, notwithstanding, can't be informed because the historical past of an engineer department. It starts off with the beginning of the country, and the hot England department was once now not created until eventually 1942. Nor can or not it's mentioned because the historical past of engineer districts. Districts have been verified in New England after the Civil struggle, yet military Engineers have been energetic within the area lengthy ahead of then. And in 1946 New England districts have been phased out and their services assumed through the recent England department. This, then, is a heritage of "Army Engineers in New England."

Army Engineers in New England 1775-1975 * bankruptcy I - slim REDOUBTS AND GRANITE CASEMATES * bankruptcy II - CIVIL WORKS commence * bankruptcy III - THE DISTRICTS AND THE department * bankruptcy IV - NAVIGABLE RIVERS AND secure HARBORS * bankruptcy V - THE CAPE COD CANAL * bankruptcy VI - NEW HARBOR DEFENSES * bankruptcy VII - a bigger army venture * bankruptcy VIII - FLOOD regulate * bankruptcy IX - DESIGNS FOR HYDROELECTRIC energy * bankruptcy X - NEW demanding situations AND initiatives APPENDIX

Topics and matters lined comprise: Colonel Richard Gridley, progressive warfare, George Washington, Dredges, Dredging, Boston Harbor, Windsor Locks Canal, Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay, Sagamore Bridge, fireplace keep an eye on towers, flood safety, Charles River dam, Veterans Hospitals, Pease AFB, fortress Devens, September 1938 Flood, typhoon Diane 1955, Passamaquoddy Tidal energy undertaking "Quoddy"

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