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This biography begins by exploring why General George Washington chose a Frenchman as his chief engineer, particularly as the French were the archenemies of the British and her American colonies, especially during the French and Indian War. Using primary source material, this volume details the life of the man who founded and served as the first commandant of what would become today’s Army Corps of Engineers.

Washington’s Engineer: Louis Duportail and the Creation of an Army Corps

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Revolutionary War on Land Collection

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