for 2010 to 2015
Coming up soon!
Bent's Old Fort NHS
will be putting on the
Topographical Engineer School
June 3-7, 2015
Bents Old Fort NHS
La Junta, Colorado
Twentieth Anniversary 1995 - 2015
"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
Image of Topographical Engineer adapted from Fine Art Lithographs of U S Army Uniforms by Barbosa