WWII U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer Insignia

  • Model: 23829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.03lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

  • In very good condition
  • Approximately 1 inch in diameter
  • Clutch back construction
  • This is an original item

    The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washington's first chief engineer; however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers. One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill. The first corps was mostly composed of French subjects who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI.

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