1902 Annual Report of the War Department – Chief of Engineers – Part 2


A portion of the comprehensive documentation created by the U.S. War Department at the beginning of the 20th century

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This awesome collection of maps, charts, diagrams, tables of statistics, and correspondence was published by the Government Printing Office in 1902. It contains a variety of miscellaneous reports prepared by members of the Engineering Department of the U.S. Army for distribution to members of the House of Representatives. As a result, the contents are representative of the Army Corps of Engineers’ primary goals of military/civil construction efforts to facilitate navigation, disaster mitigation, and environmental infrastructure. Examples of reports containing plans and diagrams included in the volume as follows (with their respective authors):

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors in New York on Long Island Sound and on the Southern Shore of Long Island, and of Rivers and Harbors in Northern New Jersey and Delaware (Spencer Cosby); Improvement of Potomac River Below Washington, District of Columbia (Charles Allen); Improvement of Waccamaw River, North Carolina and South Carolina, and of Certain Rivers and Harbors in South Carolina (J.C. Sanford);

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Publication Date: 1902

Author: United States War Department

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Condition: B+

Condition Description: Part 2 of the 1902 Appendixes to the Report of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army. 884 pp. +49 page index and dozens of folding charts, photographic plates, etc. Bound in original full leather, though the spine is torn at the top and the covers show moderate wear. Contents are generally good to very good, with wear along fold lines, spotting and toning along the fore-edge, scattered dirty fingerprints, etc. Between good and very good condition overall


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