U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers


Topographical Engineer

for 2010 to 2014

Coming up soon!

Department of the
Geographer to the Army
will be putting on the
7th Annual Surveying,

Cartography & Engineering
School of Instruction

February 28 - March 2
Cacapon Resort State Park
West Virginia







A Colorado non-profit Corporation for historical education

Fifteenth Anniversary 1995 - 2010

This is the website of the U. S. Corps of Topographical Engineers, a
living history group portraying the history and techniques of the Corps
from its inception through the Civil War

The U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers is affiliated with the
Army of the West and with the First Federal Division

of the Blue - Gray Alliance


updated 24 January, 2014



"After breakfast the topographical engineers, Lieuts. Abert, Emory, and Peck, started for the prairies. They had some eight or ten voyageurs as servants, several pack mules, a baggage wagon, and a handsome spring car, with four mules harnessed to it, to 'tote' their instruments."

  Lt. Richard Smith Elliott, Laclede Rangers,
 Fort Leavenworth, 27 June 1846

"If I could step back into the 19th century, I would like to have been part of the dragoon escort for the topogs. They traveled in style." 

Arnold Scofield, Historian (ret), Fort Scott NHS, 1997



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