Flashcards in History Deck (48):
What is the current hydropower production capacity of the Nashville district?
Prompted by requests from the Cumberland River Cole mission, various legislators, and the engineering faculty at Vanderbilt University, the Corps of Engineers established the Nashville district in what year?
August 18, 1888
The Core of engineers first chief of engineers Helped fortify American positions prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill. What was his name?
Colonel Richard Gridley
One of the most significant Corps of Engineers projects during World War II was the Manhattan project. This project produce the world's first atomic weapon. Name the engineer officer who was in charge of this project?
Lieutenant General Lesley R Groves
In what year did the Corps of Engineers adopt it's official flag?
Describe the flag?
White turreted castle on a scarlet field
Buy 1857, The core was operating the first seagoing hopper dredge to deepen the harbor and one of our nations cities. Name the city?
Charleston South Carolina
Name the engineer in charge of completing the Panama Canal
General George W Goethals
What year was the Panama Canal opened?
In 1827, what railroad did they supervise construction?
Baltimore and Ohio
What month and year did Colonel John Donaldson arrive in Nashville?
Pierre LEnfant designed what American city
In what year did the army of the Cumberland form three engineer Battalion's
What Confederate General served a total of 26 years in the Corps of Engineers
General Robert E Lee
What northern Tennessee city did settlers found at the mouth of the red river?
In what year did the Corps of Engineers began surveying and charting the Great Lakes?
Starting an 1853, the Corps of Engineers located the routes and facilitated the construction of what important transportation system?
Western continental railroad
The official emblem of the Corps of Engineers was designed by who?
Describe the official Core of engineers emblem
A marine battery, surrounded by water, a rising Sun with rays, a soaring eagle with a streamer displaying the Motto Essayons
In 1824 for the Congress directed the Corps of Engineers to plan a project intended to weld the nation together what was that project
National transportation system
What year did they raise the battleship Maine
What city did Brigadier General Joseph Swift organize the defenses of?
New York City
General Mason Patrick was placed in charge of developing another new arm of the US Army what was this called
US Air Force
On what date in history was the Corps of Engineers founded?
June 16, 1775
George Washington recommended reorganization of the Corps of Engineers to include operation of what prestigious military training facility
West Point military academy
The upper Cumberland River was surveyed by Howard Stansbury and what year
Current functions of the Nashville district include flood control, navigation, recreation and what other major function?
The corps of engineers built at that time, was the world's largest building. Name of the building.
NASA's vertical assembly building
Beginning with 1832 the Corps of Engineers had only one primary function in regards to the Cumberland River. What was that function?
Keeping the river navigable
What project represents the Corps of Engineers first attempt at a multipurpose project constructed from 1918 to 1927
And 1714, M Charleville established a trading post on the Cumberland River. With what native tribe that Charleville trade?
Who discovered the Cumberland River in 1748
Dr. Thomas Walker
Who was the Cumberland River named for?
Duke of Cumberland, prime minister of England
In 1936, Congress assigned the Corps of Engineers national responsibility for what?
What was the name of the ship taken by Colonel Donelson down Cumberland River
What are division offices named for?
What are district offices named for?
Cities in which they are located
What year did Barkley power plant become fully operational?
What year did Cheatham powerplant become fully operational?
What year did Percy Priest powerplant become fully operational?
What year was Dale Hollow PowerPlant completed?
What year did Dalehollow powerplant become fully operational?
What year did old hickory powerplant become fully operational?
What year did Centerhill powerplant become fully operational?
What year did Cordell Hull powerplant become fully operational?
What year did Wolf Creek powerplant become fully operational?
What year did Laurel powerplant become fully operational?