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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1144/SP473.5
EISBN: 9781786204189
... The American Civil War was an internal conflict fought within the USA between 1861 and 1865. The 17 Union states of the North faced 11 secessionist states in the South, collectively known as the Confederate States of America. The primary issue dividing the two blocks was States’ Rights: did...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1130/2017.0047(07)
EISBN: 9780813756479
... Abstract The siege of Petersburg and Richmond during the American Civil War in 1864–1865 provides a stellar example of how geology can affect military operations and thus the course of history. During the Union drive to take the Confederate capital, they used Virginia’s broad tidal rivers...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 April 2016
Geosphere (2016) 12 (2): 354-365.
...Scott P. Hippensteel Abstract The most studied battleground from the American Civil War, from a geological perspective, is the rolling terrain surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here, the mixture of harder diabase and softer sedimentary rocks produced famous geomorphic features such as Cemetery...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2015
Seismological Research Letters (2015) 86 (6): 1726-1727.
... immediately, and then Georgia Bomb Squad and Air Force came out. It was confirmed to be a cannonball, likely a leftover from the American Civil War more than 150 years ago. Later that day the Air Force detonated the cannon ball with 2.5 pounds of plastic explosive composition C4. Figure 1. Cannonball...
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Profiles of terrain for six critical attacks during the <b>American</b> <b>Civil</b> <b>War</b>....
in > Geosphere
Published: 01 April 2016
Figure 9. Profiles of terrain for six critical attacks during the American Civil War. (A–D) are battlegrounds on carbonate rock, and, for comparison, (E) and (F) are two famous Confederate attacks from Gettysburg. Note similarity between Confederate assaults at Stones River (C) and Pickett’s
Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1130/2010.0017(04)
EISBN: 9780813756172
... Abstract This field trip provides an overview of geological features in southwestern Missouri that are related to the American Civil War and to human culture. This includes the geology and history of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield (where the second important battle of the American...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1130/2010.0017(05)
EISBN: 9780813756172
... to the American Civil War (1861-1865). These also were key factors, together with land cover and natural resources, that predicated the course of military operations and tactics during the war. The same factors affected widespread partisan conflicts during the war and vigilantism during the Bald Knob-ber era...
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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1144/SP473
EISBN: 9781786204189
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.21
EISBN: 9781862395350
... of the American Civil War in April 1861, Dutton joined the 21st Connecticut Volunteers in September 1862, fighting for the Union cause, as first lieutenant and adjutant. He was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 and was promoted to captain in March 1863 ( Wilson & Fiske 1887–1889...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2010
Rocky Mountain Geology (2010) 45 (1): 59-71.
..., 1876 , p. 58). Immediately following the Civil War and prior to the establishment of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1879, geologic exploration of the American West began in earnest under the auspices of the four ‘great surveys' of John Wesley Powell (1834–1902), Ferdinand...
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... ABSTRACT The Kansas City metropolitan region is a key geographic point in the exploration, settlement, and development of the United States. Several major pre-industrial trails originated from this vicinity, and the most important Civil War conflict west of the Mississippi, the Battle...
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Series: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysical References Series
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1190/1.9781560801788.ch3
EISBN: 9781560801788
... toward a new geo-war, Professor Richard M. Field noted in his presidential address to the American Geophysical Union on 30 April 1941: 1 From the dawn of history this method of conquest and colonization has led to the rise and fall of “master races” and imperial governments, equally aided and abetted...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1144/SP473.13
EISBN: 9781786204189
... During the 1939–45 World War, many British geologists continued with their pre-war civilian employment. Most of those employed by the Geological Survey of Great Britain did so, although they were given new priorities to assist the war effort, including increased assessment of natural resources...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1948
AAPG Bulletin (1948) 32 (9): 1691-1711.
... of technical manpower, always scarce in wartime, to best satisfy the requirements of a Nation engaged in total war. During the past two centuries, we have established a rich civilization on the North American continent. Through our democratic processes, and the accidental occupancy of a continent vastly...
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Published: 01 August 2012
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2012) 45 (3): 349-367.
... as tables, text and maps for use by Allied forces, especially American and British. Benefiting to some extent from both Allied and German geological experience in World War I, MGU developed into by far the largest geology-based intelligence unit used to help guide Allied planning and operations in World War...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1144/SP362.4
EISBN: 9781862396104
... engineering and physical conditions [including water supply] in the area of operations … [but] This intelligence was practically non-existent both in the French army and in the departments of the French civil administration [at the start of the war]’ ( Pritchard 1952 a , p. 160). In May/June 1915, two...
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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1144/SP473.10
EISBN: 9781786204189
... the American Civil War (1861–65), when the Confederate states of the south attempted to separate from the Federal (Union) states of the north, several regiments of Massachusetts volunteer militia trained and were stationed at Fort Independence ( Kales 2007 ). After the Civil War, the fort was maintained...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2010
Vadose Zone Journal (2010) 9 (2): 510-514.
... legitimacy and stability. What is not considered adequately by Doremus and Tarlock is the harm done to civil society by creating a condition in which the courts become a means for social revolution. This substitutes a culture war for a civil conversation. It should be asked whether civil society and public...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 July 1942
AAPG Bulletin (1942) 26 (7): 1221-1249.
... in Great Britain as to the extent to which they and their knowledge can be used in war. Some hold that the hundreds of geologists could be employed in the civil defense and armed forces; others protest that saturation would be reached by the employment of a score or so. Whatever may be the truth...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 July 1941
AAPG Bulletin (1941) 25 (7): 1264-1282.
... load without difficulty. In spite of the fact that American Flag tanker tonnage is 20 times that in the last war, our most serious possible bottleneck is in tanker transportation facilities to the east coast, which is not adequate to take care of any sharp increase in demand except...
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