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United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers

Overview
Works: 651 works in 1,230 publications in 2 languages and 16,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Surveys  Diaries  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: F826, 917.92032
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An expedition to the valley of the Great Salt Lake by United States( Book )

42 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Stansbury (1806-63) trained as a civil engineer and became a major in the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. He oversaw a number of construction projects and later had geographical features and plant and animal species named after him. In 1849-51, Stansbury led an expedition to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah to carry out a scientific survey, as well as to scout possible locations for a transcontinental railroad and to evaluate emigration trails. This book, first published in 1852, is Stansbury's account of that expedition, and of his party's encounters with Brigham Young and the recently-founded Mormon community, of which he formed a favourable opinion. As well as being illustrated with scenes from the expedition and examples of fauna and flora, the report includes appendices on zoology, botany, geology and palaeontology, written by experts of the time in those fields
Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers by United States( Book )

31 editions published between 1848 and 1998 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah : including a reconnoissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains by United States( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 1970 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas includes: Map of a reconnoissaince(sic) between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and the Great Salt Lake on the territory of Utah, made in 1849 and 1850 under orders of Col. J.J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau, by Capt. Howard Stansbury ... aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison ... and Albert Carrington ; Drawn by Lieut. Gunnison and Charles Preuss. 173 cm x 76 cm. Museum measurements: 68 x 30 inches
Lieutenant Emory reports : a reprint of Lieutenant W.H. Emory's Notes of a military reconnoissance [reconnaissance] by United States( Book )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of an expedition down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers, in 1851 by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1853 and 1962 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report and map of the examination of New Mexico by United States( Book )

14 editions published between 1848 and 1980 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of explorations for that portion of a railway route : near the 32d parallel of latitude, lying between Dona Ana, on the Rio Grande, and Pimas Villages, on the Gila by United States( Book )

15 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Secretary of War, communicating the report of an exploration of the territory of Minnesota by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report from the Secretary of War : communicating ... the report and map of the route from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico by United States( Book )

11 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military road from Fort Benton to Fort Walla-Walla by United States( Book )

8 editions published between 1861 and 1970 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting the report of Lieutenant Mullan, in charge of the construction of the military road from Fort Benton to Fort Walla-Walla. Includes scatted references to Mullan's dealings with the Flathead and Pend d'Oreille Indians during construction of the road in 1860
Explorations in the Dacota country in the year 1855 by United States( Book )

10 editions published between 1856 and 1970 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on an exploration of the country lying between the Missouri river and the Rocky Mountains and on the line of the Kansas and Great Platte rivers by John Charles Frémont( Book )

3 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Department Topographical Bureau, 1831-1863 : an administrative history by Garry D Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of the War Department Topographical Bureau, from its establishment as an independent War Dept. organization in June 1831 to its merger into the Engineer Department in March 1863. An administrative convenience for the whole of its thirty two years, the Corps of Topographical Engineers planned, supervised, and regulated operations and activities of the small number of officers who performed a variety of duties across America. Topographical engineers explored and mapped the Western territories, removed sand bars, silt deposits, and dredged rivers, deepened harbors and ports, surveyed railroad lines and canal routes, provided topographical surveys and supervised the construction of roads, bridges, lighthouses
The Nation builders : a sesquicentennial history of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, 1838-1863( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book marks an important anniversary in the history of our development as a nation. In 1838 Congress established the Corps of Topographical Engineers, an organization whose main purpose was the peacetime fostering of economic growth and national cohesion. This small dedicated group of officers contributed to the development of many aspects of the national transportation network-railroads, highways, and inland waterways. They provided maps for overland travelers and charts for navigators on our Great Lakes. By the time that the organization was abolished during the Civil War, it had played a major part in a period of dramatic development aptly characterized by one historian as a transportation revolution
 
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An expedition to the valley of the Great Salt Lake
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Languages
English (240)

German (2)

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Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah : including a reconnoissance of a new route through the Rocky MountainsBeyond Lewis & Clark : the Army explores the WestWilliam H. Emory : soldier-scientist