“Hands on”  18th Century Surveyor class 

May 29, 2021 — 11:00 am & 2:00pm (two sessions)

  • 11:00 – 12:00             Mapping the Fort (urban surveying)
    • Military survey of grounds inside the fort
    • Preparation of plat plan for use by military architect
  • 1:00 – 2:00                  Wilderness Survey (beyond fort’s walls)
    • Military survey of trail and paths to mortar casemates
    • Preparation of surveyor’s notes and communication to field officers with recommendation for troop movements

see http://www.fortmifflin.us/event/colonial-surveyor/ for details.

For details on what I will be covering in this class, see my recent blog on Mapping the Fort – 18th Century Surveying at Fort Mifflin

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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