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1862年内战期间,陆军工程师在温费尔史考特营 (Camp Winfield Scott) 的情形

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波士顿遭围城时所建筑的防御工事
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1775616日,正当波士顿遭到包围的时候,第二届的大陆会议下令授权建筑防御工事。这些防御工事是由一堆土栅栏高高筑起,外围还有许多植物和灌木来强化工事。殖民地人民可以从工事后面对英军开火。那些负责建筑工事的工程师对革命军来说相当重要,国会在四年之后更组织了一个「工程师兵团」。这些工程师享有和其他军团一样的权利、荣耀,与特权,但是他们负责的还是所有建筑工事。你觉得他们还盖些什么呢?


On June 16, 1775, during the Siege of Boston, the Second Continental Congress authorized the building of fortifications. Fortifications were raised by building mounds of dirt and fences, and they were reinforced with vegetation and brush. Colonists were able to fire at the British from behind these fortifications. The engineers responsible for building them proved so valuable to the Revolutionary forces that, four years later, Congress formed the "corps of engineers." The engineers enjoyed the same rights, honors, and privileges as other troops but were in charge of all kinds of construction projects, and they still are. What else do you suppose they have built?
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