Are remnants of what are left of the forts. And if you go out there and see it, there is a plaque where a tree used to be. One of the gentlemen meeting them at the wharves is Abraham Lincoln by the way. But Stevens persisted, leaving his companion with a fire for warmth, and continued up the mountain by himself. But I may hazard the remark, there never was before a command so heterogeneous, yet so orderly.
Forces of the enemy at least 20,000. In 1914, Goethals and were awarded the inaugural from the. It was an evolution of the Union War that placed all the chips in the center of the table. Wallace in 1905, Wallace had resigned the position mainly because of a fear of yellow fever, which had infected 134 people and killed 34. He undertook his first major engineering assignment in 1883, as an assistant to the chief engineer responsible for scouting locations for the Canadian Pacific Railroad's crossing of the Rocky Mountains.
Because there's going to be a full fire fight that develops in the swell of the creek and that is going to be present day Walter Reed Hospital right here. And to end the report, Wheaton says, the last shot was fired around 10 o'clock and the remainder of the night was occupied in strengthening the position, burying the dead and carrying for the wounded and relieving the skirmish line. A statue of him, clad in the rough attire of a field engineer, was erected in 1925 in Marias Pass, a statue still standing near its original siting. The attached Confederate force reached Harper's Ferry on July 4th, they sparred with Sigel, but withdrew and moved north to join Early's force marching towards Maryland. This relationship persisted through 1863.
And as you see, the enemy is moving in the direction of Fort Stevens. His idea would be cheaper and quicker to accomplish. So this major action right here, is where they're going to take some heavy resistance from the Confederate army here. So, north of the Potomac River, Maryland, My Maryland Early's army crossed the Potomac River on July 5th, excuse me, at Botelers Ford, just north of Shepherdstown, and marched towards Sharpsburg. She writes afterward, that there's a man that approached her one day and touched her on the shoulder and said, you'll reap a great reward. His positions thereafter were: State engineer of New Jersey in 1917 and manager of the briefly.
He was a part of the original burial detail. Fort DeRussy fired 109 rounds during the battle on July 11th and July 12th. So the origins of the Defenses of Washington came in response to Virginia ordinance of succession in May of 1861. If you see this column right here, this is going to be McCausland's cavalry brigade. So he's going to first come in contact, as you see there, with Fort Bayard. In 1889, Stevens was hired by as a locating engineer for the. So two federal corps are coming to save the city.
Often forgotten is this gentleman right here. What does General John B. In November 1906 Roosevelt visited Panama to inspect the canal's progress, the first trip outside the United States by a sitting president. The Confederate's suffered close to 900 casualties, but the final force in Early's way was gone by the evening of July 9th, 1864. So, Wheaton asks for support and he's going to get that from David A Russel's first division.
General Early may have written after the battle that the enemy was being reinforced, but at the moment Fort Stevens was not being reinforced. Which is basically soldiers rounded up from the city. He was also instrumental in persuading President Theodore Roosevelt to build the canal with locks, this in the face of opposition from skeptics who preferred a sea-level canal which would have required much more extensive excavation. So, in 1861 and 1862, this is the fort. And they reinforce the picket line at Fort Stevens and they drive the Confederate army back in the late afternoon of July 11th, 1864. His routine duties included reconnaissance, surveys, and astronomical work, while his most consequential project was the replacement of a 120-foot bridge across the. This is General Montgomery Meigs, he's the quarter master general of the army.
And here's a wonderful image that I was just speaking of. As I said, here is Fort Reno and Fort Bayard. And I'm going to slide back one second here. His problem then was to live long enough to report its location, as it had grown dark and the temperature had fallen to well below freezing. North of the fort, excuse me. You might have seen this gentleman before around this battlefield.