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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia
|An announcement that the Corps of Field Engineers will fortify the defenses of Philadelphia
|ca. August 1814
|General Committee of Defense
|Indicates that a company of artillery will be devoted to building a defense of ports and obstructing the British army's approach during the War of 1812. The company would be outfitted with tools. They would come from the Corps of Field Engineers, which had been raised by the Philadelphia General Committee of Defense and led by Dr. Robert M. Patterson as the chief engineer (see GLC02973.01 and GLC02973.03).
|War of 1812 Military History Global History and Civics Fortification Military Supplies Artillery
|Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)
|War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Robert M. Patterson was a professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Williams was the chairman of the Committee of Defense .
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Committee of Defence authorization for Dr. Robert M. Patterson to lead a Corps of Field Engineers Call for applications to join a Corps of Field Engineers for the defense of Philadelphia