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Author: Mark A. Smith
ISBN: 0817316655
Language: English
Pages: 352 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: University Alabama Press; First edition (October 4, 2009)
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Mark A. Smith is Assistant Professor of History at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Joseph Totten who was the Chief of Engineers from 1838 to 1864, and a simple map of the US coast which locates the forts of the third system

Mark A. His articles have appeared in The Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, and The Florida Historical Quarterly. Joseph Totten who was the Chief of Engineers from 1838 to 1864, and a simple map of the US coast which locates the forts of the third system. There were also photos of plans of Forts Taylor and Jefferson in the Florida Keys, but these illustrations were not clear enough to read. Another photo showed a poor quality map of the entrance to Mobile Bay in 1818.

Engineering Security: The Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815-1861, by Mark. Smith gets into the complexities of planning, funding, and building of what would become the world's most extensive system of coast defenses, which would in fact never feel the fire of a foreign enemy, but would play a significant role in the national struggle over secession and slavery. At times rather technical, Engineering Security is well-written and quite readable, and will prove of value to anyone interested in the Civil War, especially in regard to operations in coastal areas.

Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009. A look at the development and evolution of America 's coast defense policy from the War of 1812 through the outbreak of the Civil War. tables, notes, biblio. Prof. Smith (Alabama), who has written extensively on the Civil War and the impact of innovative technology on nineteenth century America, opens Engineering Security with a discussion of the nation's early coast defense systems, various ad hoc, mostly state built works, such as at New York, Boston, and, most famously, Baltimore, with it's Fort McHenry, and the hasty fortification of.

Security : The Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815-1861. It was an integrated and comprehensive plan of national defense developed by the .

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

The Third System remained the defense paradigm in the United States from 1816 to 1861, when the onset of the Civil War changed that paradigm. In addition to providing the country with military security, the system also provided the context for the ongoing debates in Congress over national defense through the annual congressional debates on military funding.

A. Smith, Engineering Security: The Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815–1861 (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009). S. J. Watson, ‘Knowledge, Interest and the Limits of Military Professionalism: The Discourse on American Coastal Defence, 1815–1860’, War in History, 5 (1998), 29. oogle Scholar. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Luvaas, The Military Legacy of the Civil War: the European Inheritance (Lawrence, TX: University of Kansas Press, 1999).

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a federal agency under the Department of Defense (DoD) that primarily oversees dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, as well as a wide range of public works throughout the world

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a federal agency under the Department of Defense (DoD) that primarily oversees dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, as well as a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers is a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.

Engineering security by Mark A. Smith, 2009, University of Alabama . Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Combat Engineering Corps. The headquarters staff is responsible for Corps of Engineers policy and plans.

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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, it included coastal fortifications, but also denoted the values of the society that created it. The governing defense policy was one that combined permanent fortifications to defend seaports, a national militia system, and a small regular army. The Third System remained the defense paradigm in the United States from 1816 to 1861, when the onset of the Civil War changed that paradigm. In addition to providing the country with military security, the system also provided the context for the ongoing debates in Congress over national defense through the annual congressional debates on military funding. In charting the philosophy, construction, and maintenance of the forts of the Third System, a history of antebellum American national defense policy emerges, and permits an investigation of the political, economic, social, and military development of the U.S. between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.