Fun Fact March 11, 2021.
11 March 2021
On March 11, 1779, Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help plan, design and prepare environmental and structural facilities for the U.S. Army. The Corps, which is made up of civilian workers, members of the Continental Army and French officers, played an essential role in the critical Revolutionary War, battles at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and Yorktown. Over the years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evolved from providing services for the military to helping map out the uncharted territories that would become the western United States. Beginning in 1824, the Corps also took responsibility for navigation and flood control of the nation’s river systems.