Professional Memoirs, Corps of Engineers, United States Army and Engineer Department at Large, 1-5. kötet

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Engineer School., 1913
 

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271. oldal - Gallatin he brought letters stating that he was the 7'!' in rank in the Corps, and inferior to none in reputation and talents, if not first. It required much delicacy in the arrangement, to take advantage of his knowledge and experience in a manner acceptable to himself, without wounding the feelings of the officers of our own Corps, who had rendered such useful services, and were entitled to the confidence and protection of their country. The arrangement adopted will I think accomplish fully both...
271. oldal - ... by convincing his colleagues when they •differ .that he has reason on his side. I have seen General Bernard, and find him a modest unassuming man, who preferred our country in the present state of France to any in Europe in some of which he was offered employment, and in any of which he may probably have found it. He understands that he is never to have command of the corps, but always will rank second in it.
181. oldal - July i, 1846, at the early age of sixteen, and was graduated on July I, 1850, standing second in a class of forty-four members. He was at once assigned to the Corps of Topographical Engineers, in the grade of Brevet Second Lieutenant. The first duty which devolves upon a young officer often exerts an enduring influence upon his professional character; and Lieutenant Warren was fortunate in the experience which he gained as assistant to Captain (now General) Humphreys upon the investigations and surveys...
14. oldal - In navigable channels In such a manner as to prevent or obstruct the passage of other vessels or craft; or to voluntarily or carelessly sink, or permit or cause to be sunk, vessels or other craft in navigable channels; or to float loose timber and logs, or to float what is known as "sack rafts of timber and logs" in streams or channels actually navigated by steamboats in such manner as to obstruct, impede, or endanger navigation.
81. oldal - ... COAST EROSION AND PROTECTION. CHAPTER I. WAVE-ACTION. (a) Laws relating to Wave-Action. — Waves are of two main classes : tidal and wind waves. It is very desirable that those designing coast protection works should have a knowledge of the laws under which waves operate. Their nature and action have been from time to time the subject of much investigation and experiment, the most important experiments carried out being undoubtedly those of the late Astronomer Royal, Sir GB Airy ; and those...
194. oldal - ... civil branches of his profession since the war, I shall here say nothing. They covered a wide range of subjects, and would give him prominence among eminent engineers in any country. The Corps order of General Wright, announcing his death, contains the following fitting tribute to these labors : " In scientific investigations General WARREN had few superiors; and his elaborate reports on some of the most important works which have been confided to the Corps of Engineers are among the most valuable...
381. oldal - ... million dollars. Such a volume of earth would build a levee line 7,000 miles long and over 150 feet high. Cairo is the logical location for a reservoir to regulate the discharge of the lower Mississippi. It will not only control the floods from the Ohio, but also the discharge from the Missouri and upper Mississippi. But if the reservoirs be transferred from the mouths of the tributaries to the headwaters, their capacity must be largely increased.
271. oldal - French corps of engineers, under the recommendation of general Lafayette, and many others of great distinction in France, had offered his services to the United States, and that the president had been authorized, by a resolution of congress, to accept them, confining his rank to the grade of the chief of our corps. This resolution being communicated to general Bernard, by the late secretary of war, to whom he was known, he came over in compliance with the invitation which accompanied it. From Mr...
271. oldal - The general commanding each division will be officially apprised of this engagement, and that lie may be present when he pleases, and give such aid as he may think fit. The attention of the board will be directed to the inland frontiers likewise. In this way it is thought that the feelings of no one can be hurt. We shall have four of our officers in every...
382. oldal - If a system of reservoirs had been constructed which would have prevented all flow from the Allegheny ? the Monongahela, the Mississippi above St. Paul, and the Missouri above St. Joseph, it would have reduced the 2,000,000 second-feet discharged by the Mississippi River at Cairo on April 2 less than 35,000 secdhd-feet.

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