Eulogy on the Late Joseph G. Totten

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Includes descriptions of his early life, time at West Point, involvement in the War of 1812, work on fortifications and national defense with the Army Corps of Engineers, experiments on building materials, interest in natural history, appointment as Chief Engineer of the Corps of Engineers, and his involvement with the Light-House Board.


  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • United States. Army
  • United States Congress
  • United States Light House Board


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Reprinted from the Annual of the National Academy of Sciences for 1866.

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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1865 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Wartime Activities
  • Federal Government
  • Biography

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pp. 137-172

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