Engineering Security: The Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815-1861

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Thorough examination of the antebellum fortifications that formed the backbone of U.S. military defense during the National Period.The system of coastal defenses built by the federal government after the War of 1812 was more than a series of forts standing guard over a watery frontier. It was an integrated and comprehensive plan of national defense developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and it represented the nation's first peacetime defense policy. Known as the "Third System" since it replaced two earlier attempts, ...

Engineering Security: The Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815-1861 2009, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817316655

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