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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.04
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title An announcement that the Corps of Field Engineers will fortify the defenses of Philadelphia
Date ca. August 1814
Author General Committee of Defense  
Document Type Military document
Content Description 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).
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Fortification  Military Supplies  Artillery  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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 .
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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