An 1858 topographical survey of the northern Great Lakes

Report of the survey of the north end northwest lakes... being Appendix I of the Report of the chief topographical engineer, accompanying Annual report of the secretary of war, 1858.


Achieving prominence as major general during the Civil War, George Gordon Meade spent much of his early career surveying for the war department and constructing railroads. Meade was engaged in various engineering works, mainly in connection with lighthouses, and later as captain of topographical engineers in the survey of the northern lakes. This survey was submitted to the Secretary of War in 1859 and detailed the progress that Meade's team had been made in the previous year surveying the northern Great Lakes region.


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Creator: Meade, George Gordon
Pub Data: Washington,L. Towers, 1859
Citation: Meade, George Gordon. Report of the survey of the north end northwest lakes... being Appendix I of the Report of the chief topographical engineer, accompanying Annual report of the secretary of war, 1858. (Washington, 1859); Online facsimile at:  http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=8a2d26678fb5f8d7
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