New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B09_F13_Stickley
Photograph of Henry Stickley a member of the Army Corps of Engineers in World War I, c. 1917.
What was the first war that American combat engineers took part in?
Why might the British and French have put such an emphasis on wanting American engineers?
What type of work did engineers perform?
What were two types of combat duties that engineers were deeply involved in during World War I?
The Army Corps of Engineers is still very active today. What type of projects does the Corps of Engineers do within the United States? What type of tasks do combat engineers perform on the modern battlefield?
Math: While in France, the United States Army Corps of Engineers created 800 miles of railway lines. If the engineer units worked 16 hours every day for two years to complete the entire length of rail lines, how many miles of rail did the engineers complete each week?
Technology: Engineers were responsible for the development and use of American tanks. How does a tank move? Use a remote-control car to design your own tracked vehicle. Your vehicle should be able to travel up and down a sloped surface, and travel on dry ground and mud.
Hendricks, Charles. Combat and Construction: U.S. Army Engineers in World War I. Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1993.
United States Army Corps of Engineers