TITLE

Topogs: Topographical Engineers in Peace and War

AUTHOR(S)
Person, Gustav
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Engineer;Jul-Dec2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the topographical engineers who served at the U.S. Army. The engineers are commonly called as "topogs" served the Army for a short period of time and attained significant geographic and scientific discoveries such as wartime surveying techniques. The origins of the "topogs" goes back to the 19th century and it remained as a separate branch of the Army despite attempts for its abolition.
ACCESSION #
35893692

 

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