Major Long was a topographical engineer
in the US Army who, in the tradition of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike, had led several expeditions in the trans-Mississippi United States.
The Army Surveys of Gold Rush California: Reports of Topographical Engineers
1849-1851 comes from one George Horatio Derby, who wrote detailed reports of early California while serving as the army's topographical engineer
, and is a pick for any who would receive an in-depth, scholarly account designed originally to provide information to a military charged with bringing order to the new West.
The CF-J GEOINT lead represents the command in almost every aspect of GEOINT activities, with the Topographical Engineer
Soldiers supporting CF-J by providing topographical support to the deployed command and other U.S.
Nicollet (Washington, 1843); Abert to Audubon, 22 January 1845; and 19 January 1848, both in Audubon Papers, Missouri Historical Society; Abert, "Report of the Chief Topographical Engineer
," Executive Documents, 28th Cong., 2d sess., vol.
Marie; and the correspondences of Orlando Poe, a Civil War general and topographical engineer
responsible for the design of eight Great Lakes lighthouses.
During the Peninsula Campaign, the chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac diverted members of the topographical engineer
staff to ordinary engineer duties, and one member, Lieutenant Henry Abbot, was assigned as his personal aide.
Born March 16, 1822, in Louisville, Kentucky; graduated from West Point (1842) and commissioned in the topographical engineers
; surveyor in Florida and in the Northeast (1842-1846); with Zachary Taylor's army during the Mexican War (1846-1848); brevetted 1st lieutenant at Monterrey (September 20-24, 1846) and captain at Buena Vista (February 22-23, 1847); led a surveying party on the Red River in Minnesota (1849-1850); chief topographical engineer
for the Department of New Mexico (1851-1853); western explorer and then surveyor for the Pacific Railroad (1853-1859); 1st lieutenant (March 1853); captain (July 1856); brigadier general of volunteers under Fremont in Missouri (May 1861); won a notable victory at Blackwater, Missouri, defeating Gen.
Lieutenant William Franklin, a topographical engineer
on Kearny's staff, mapped parts of Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, as well as Mexican lands.
Born near Shawneetown, Illinois (September 2, 1837); graduated from West Point and commissioned in the Topographical Engineers
(1860); promoted to 1st lieutenant (September 1861), he served as chief topographical engineer
during the expedition against Port Royal (November 7) and the siege of Fort Pulaski (near Savannah) (March-April 11, 1862); served in George B.
The great mineral wealth of Lake Superior had also begun to attract attention, which prompted topographical engineers
to search for a canal between Superior and the rest of the Great Lakes.
Sanitary Commission, Boston Branch; topographical engineers
, Civil War era photographers and plenty of historical celebrities.
1838--Congress establishes the Corps of Topographical Engineers
to lead Army exploration and mapping expeditions throughout the nation.