Topogs: Topographical Engineers in Peace and War

Person, Gustav
July 2008
Engineer;Jul-Dec2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p68
Trade Publication
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.


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