(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Erection of monument to commemorate the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, N.C., and in memory of Maj .Gen. Nathanael Greene and the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army who participated with him in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse"

GUILK)ED COURTHOUSE BATTLEFIiilD 

M0NU14ENT 




yi. >•<?"■ 



62i> Congress | hC^uSE OF REPRESENTATIVES { ^^'^''^Jr 

3d Session / I No. 93S 



Cp9l0.55 

US^e^ NNUAL REPORTS. WAR DEPARTMENT 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1 912 



REPORT OF THE 

CHIEF OF ENGINEERS 
U. S, ARMY 

1912 

IN THREE PARTS 

PART I 




WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 

1912 




STEPHEN Bo WEEKS 

CLASS OF 1886; PH.D. THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 



OF THE 

UMVERSmiY OF N®III1 CMilM 
WE WEEKS COLILECTKDN 



tCW^SigBtiy^^--..^'^ 'SF 



JiS 



^ STo.S^-USg^e- 



-f 



L.:ii..j£f2^aL 



■^«aoB»>i::;:?iif^ 



1348 EEPOET OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, U. S. ARMY. 

ERECTION OF MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF GUIli- 
FORD COURTHOUSE, N. C, AND IN MEMORY OF MAJ. GEN. NATHAN- 
AEL GREENE AND THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE CONTI- 
NENTAL ARMY WHO PARTICIPATED WITH HIM IN THE BATTLE OF 
GUILFORD COURTHOUSE. 

This work was in charge of Capt. Earl I. Brown, Corps of Engi- 
neers, from July 1 to July 8, 1911; in temporary charge of Capt. 
L. H. Rand, Corps of Engineers, from July 8, to December 11, 1911; 
and in charge of Maj. H. W. Stickle, Corps of Engineers, since De- 
cerhber 11, 1911. , 

By act of Congress, approved February 13, 1911, the sum of $30,000 
was authorized to be appropriated for the erection of a monument 
on the battle field of Guilford Courthouse, Guilford County, jS'. C., 
to commemorate the battle fought there on March 15, 1781, by the 
American forces, commanded by Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, and 
in memory of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene and the officers and 
soldiers of the Continental Army who participated in the battle of 
Guilford Courthouse. The appropriation of the $30,000 for this 
purpose was contained in the sundry civil appropriation act, ap- 
proved March 4, 1911, which provided that the funds should be ex- 
pended under the direction of the Secretary of War and by such 
officer as might be designated by him. 

Models from competing sculptors were received during the year 
and three models were selected as most meritorious. These were: 
Model No. 5, submitted by F. H. Packer; model No. 2, submitted by 
Augustus Lukeman; and model No. 10, submitted by Henry H. 
Kitson. 

From the three models chosen a selection was made of model No. 
5. The award of the contract was made to Mr. Packer after a modi- 
fication of the architectural setting of his model was made by him 
and approved by the Secretary of War. Contract price, $27,500. 

A contract was in course of preparation at the close of the fiscal 
year. 

Balance unexpended at end of previous fiscal year $30, 000. 00 

Amount expended during the fiscal year . 871. 63 

Balance unexpended at end of fiscal year 29,128.37 

(In Treasury United States, $29,000; in hand, $128.37.) 
Outstanding liabilities . 70 

Balance available at end of fiscal year 29, 127. 67 

The expenditures for the year were as follows : 

Office expenses 321. 63 

Honorarium paid Augustus Lukeman, sculptor 300. 00 

Honorarium paid Henry H. Kitson, sculptor 250. 00 

' 871.63 

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS. 

During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, the following-named 
officers were on duty in this office as assistants: Col. Edward Burr; 
Lieut. Col. Harry Taylor; Maj. Edgar Jadwin from December 15, 
1911 ; Maj. James B. Cavanaugh until July 20, 1911 ; Maj. William B. 



ERECTION OF MEMORIAL ARCH AT VALLEY FORGE, PA. 1347 

tisement dated October 16, and bids for the work were opened No- 
vember 15, 1911. Thirteen bidders submitted proposals on 30 
granites, the prices ranging from $84,800 to $185,750. Only about 
seven of the propositions submitted came within the amount of the 
appropriation available for payment to the contractor. 

The suitability for the work under consideration of the granites 
on which favorable bids were received was investigated, and on 
March 13, 1912, authority was given by the Secretary of War to 
award contract for erecting the arch of Milford pink granite to 
Mr. Henry L. Brown, of Philadelphia, and contract was accordingly 
entered into on April 4, 1912. 

Work under the contract of April 4, 1912, was commenced on May 
20, 1912, and at the close of the year excavations for the abutments 
of the arch were about 78 per cent completed, and models for carving 
and decorative work were in course of preparation. 

Nearly all of the detailed drawings of the arch have been com- 
pleted by the architect. 

The amount expended during the year was $3,285.58, of which 
$2,730 was paid to the architect, and the balance, $555.58, covered 
superintendence, office, and incidental expenses. 

Amount appropriated by the sundry civil act of Mar. 4, 1911 $100, 000. 00 

Amount received from sale of blue prints 69.00 

Total 100, 069. 00 

June 30, 1911, amount expended during last fiscal year__ $29. 64 
June 30, 1912, amount expended during present fiscal 

year 3, 285. 58 

3, 315. 22 

July 1, 1912, balance unexpended 96, 753. 78 

July 1, 1912, outstanding liabilities 1. 00 

July 1, 1912, balance available 96, 752. 78 

July 1, 1912, amount covered by uncompleted contracts 93, 730. OO 

CONTRACTS IN FORCE. 

COVEBING SERVICES OF THE AECHITECT. 

Contractor: Paul P. Cret. 
Date of contract : May 20, 1911. 
Date of approval : June 15, 1911. 
Consideration of contract : $5,460. 

FOB ERECTING THE MEMORIAL ABCH. 

Contractor : Henry L. Brown. 

Date of contract : April 4, 1912. 

Date of approval: April 13, 1912. 

Date of commencement: May 20, 1912. 

Date of completion : October 18, 1913. 

Consideration of contract: $91,000. 

Completed at close of fiscal year : 0.64 per cent. 



Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive 

in 2011 witii funding from 

University of Nortii Carolina at Chapel Hill 



http://www.archive.org/details/erectionofmonumeOOunit 





00032707054 

FOR USE ONLY IN 
THE NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION 



--■¥'