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    Topographical Engineer School for 2013

    The 2013 topographical engineer school will be held at Bent's Old Fort NHS near La Junta, Colorado, June 5-9, 2013. The announcement and application may be seen here.

    Best regards,
    Don Erickson
  2. 2011 Topog School at Bent's Old Fort NHS - extended

    Bent's Old Fort NHS near La Junta, Colorado is again offering a Topographical Engineering section as part of the fifth Living History Encampment to be held June 1 - 5, 2011, which is a day more than...
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    2011 Topog School at Bent's Old Fort NHS

    Bent's Old Fort NHS near La Junta, Colorado is again offering a Topographical Engineering section as part of the fifth Living History Encampment to be held June 2 - 5, 2011. The topog training will...
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    There appears to be a multitude of...

    There appears to be a multitude of interpretations regarding precedence. A good discussion can be read at http://www.al65in.org/veterans/precedence.htm
    Best regards,
    Don
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    Dear Chris -- I hate to point out that there is...

    Dear Chris -- I hate to point out that there is but one "p" in Chicopee.
    Best regards,
    Don
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    Fetal position

    That may present a problem. He will be in a British bell tent -- no corners. Will he pace about, hug the center pole, or just vibrate?
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    Dandy Dave?

    You mean Huggy Bear? We've already picked out a nice, soft buffalo robe to tuck him into at night. He'll have the finest morsels of tongue and the choicest buffalo boudies as appetizers, followed...
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    trams and such

    You seem to be surprised that you, as a Confederate private (or whatever) lack a complete knowledge of the event's management. Don't be. It wasn't something that you could have acquired by just...
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    Paymaster impression

    We wondered what happened to you. When you approached us Sat. morning about doing your paymaster impression, you were given several options:

    Set up your tent next to the Provost, and serve on...
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    Ambush of Longstreet's troops

    You must have missed the ambush of Longstreet's three battalions as they marched up the railroad to board the train. The Federals took positions in the woods along a 300-400 foot front uphill from...
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    Practicum

    The practicum was envisioned as another training (fun) event in which we could move around the countryside on horseback with wagons and practice mapping skills as we would have in the 19th century. ...
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    I might add that there will be instruction as to...

    I might add that there will be instruction as to the safeguarding of your horse when R J Samp is within 5 miles of camp.
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    Topog School

    I need to visit more often -- that's our course you're discussing. We designed the course to cover those subjects that a new topog officer out of West Point would have learned through...
  14. topographical engineer training

    You might be interested in the training offered at Bent's Old Fort NHS in June. See info at http://www.topogs.org for more information.
    Best regards,
    Don Erickson
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    RJ -- I am surprised that you have forgotten who...

    RJ -- I am surprised that you have forgotten who built the battery at Corinth that you hid your horse-thieving carcass behind.
    Best regards,
    Don Erickson
    US Corps of Topographical Engineers...
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