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Ian McKay, Bvt. Lt. Col.
Coastal / Riverine Engineering Detachment
Mapping Office, Army of the Potomac
U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers
Don Erickson, Capt.
U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers
General U.S. Grant;
All Federal Armies
B. Burbank, Brig. General;
New England Federal Brigade
I beg your kind indulgence to lay before you my report of the Annual Topographical Engineers Meeting of the Coastal/ Riverline Detachment under my command.
The meeting was held on the 14th ultimo of February at my place of residenc=
e in Ledyard CT.
---Ian McKay, Lt. Col. -- Unit Cdr.;
---Richard Myers, Capt. -- Adj. and Deputy Cdr.;
---Wayne LaFleur, 1st Lt.--Sr. Field Engr.;
---Dean Danforth, 2nd Lt.-- Field Egr.;
2.----Officers and NCO's on detached service to the Topogs:
---Elisha Bull, 1st Lt. -- Artillery Liaison;
---James Duarte, Orderly Sgt. -- Admin NCO / Field Supervisor;
---John Proctor, Sgt -- Wheel and Wagon-wright;
---Sidney Keeney, Corporal -- Field Supervisor;
---John Camden, Bvt. Corporal -- Field Supervisor - In Training;
3.----Government Contract Civilians:
---Mr. Dan Ponder, -- Blacksmith and Mill-wright;
---Mistress Maureen Danforth -- draughtswoman;
---Mistress Christine Allen, -- Field Artist;
---Mistress Lynn Breton-Jermaine -- Clerk;
4.----Members not present;
---Del Van Gorder, 1st Lt. -- Field Engineer, Mill-wright;
Del has just reurned from Iraq i the last two weeks and could not make the =
trip from Washington D.C.
---Jack Salisbury, Sgt-Major; -- Senior Field Supervisor, Mill-wright;
Jack has been working some extensve overtime in the last few months and ask=
ed to be excused to get some much needed rest.
---Welles Fargo, Corporal; -- Field Supervisor In Training, Experienced Te=
amster and frieght-wagon driver.
Welles is in the process of moving and is taken up with making arrangements=
for that activity.
•••@@@ -- New England Brigade Events;
•••### -- Fort Nathan Hale Working Parties, New Haven=
•••+++ -- Additional Events of Interest
---+++ Civil War Swap Meet -- Uxbidge, MA --contact:-- Bob Burbank, =
firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 278-5713 -- (notes:=
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.; $1.00 admission, Tables $10.00 each, must be =
---### Fort Nathan Hale Working Party (Fort Hale Restoration Project -=
- FNHRC) --April 17, Storm Date (SD) April 18 -- New Haven , CT, (dir=
ections upon request);
---### FNHRC Work Party -- June 9, SD-June 10;
---@@@ Jackson Valley Campaign -- June 19-20 -- Torrington, CT;
---### FNHRC Work Party -- June 30, SD-July 1;
---### FNHRC Work Party -- July 9-10 -- Platform Work;
---@@@ Fort Warren -- July 17-18 -- Boston Islands, MA;
---### FNHRC Work Party -- Aug 7, SD-Aug 8;
---@@@ Fort Rodman -- Aug 14-15 -- New Bedford, MA;
---@@@ Oak Grove Farm -- Sept. 18-19 -- Millis, MA;
---+++ Norwichtown Green -- Sept. 18-19 -- Norwichtown , CT;
---@@@ Riverbend Farm -- Oct. 2-3 -- Uxbridge, MA;
---+++ Smith-Harris House -- Oct. 2-3 -- East Lyme, CT.
The five new members were introduced and given some document handouts for T=
opographical Engineers relating to the parts they will play in the Unit. In=
formaion regarding persona, period dress, accoutrements, and weapons were di=
scussed. References were made available for notation. Kit requirements and=
display models were discussed and provided for review
Previous members were issued sets of maps and plans for thier portfolios. C=
onflicting dates and events were discussed and some determinations made. Th=
ose engineers who had attended repeat events in previous years provided verb=
al event reviews for those who had not attended. Some discussion about Unit=
expectatons regarding individual members specialties within the Topog Engin=
eers and providing some physical evidence of that specialty interest for the=
unit was offered. Insurance / dues were collected, and questions were answ=
ered about all aspects of being an engineer, and the coming planned events. =
Several Events of local interest were also mentioned. These local events w=
ill be the subject of a following events list for those who may be intereste=
A very delicious and tempting "pot-luck luncheon" was enjoyed by all. Each =
engineer brought his or her specialty, which made the repast that much more =
interesting and very good!!!!!
The meeting was very productve in my view and those whom I have talked with=
since the meeting have indicated that they enjoyed the meeting very much. =
However, in the future, the Engineers will have to move to other quarters fo=
r meetings as the registered numbers of the Topogs in this unit is too many =
to be comfortable in this house.
Very Respectfully Submitted by;
Your Most Heedful and Unswerving Servant;
Bvt. Lt. Col. Ian McKay
(aka: Jim Mathews)
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