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The Corp of Engineers Motto Is:

"Let Us Try"

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The US Army Corps of Engineers is also known as "Architect of the battlefield"

THE ENGINEER CASTLE: The appropriateness of the turreted castle as a symbol of the Army Corps of Engineers is readily apparent. The medieval castle is inseparably connected with fortifications and architecture. In heraldry, the castle and the tower are often used on coats of arms or given as charges in the shield of individuals who overcome walled fortifications, were the first to mount their walls ore successfully defended them. In this country the term "castle" has been applied to the strongest of our early fortifications such as Castle Pickney in Charleston, South Carolina, and Castle Williams and Castle Clinton in the New York Harbor. The Castle is a highly stylized form and semble without decoration or embellishment. The Army officially adopted the castle to appear on the Corps of Engineers Epaulets and belt plate, in 1840. Soon afterwards the cadets at West Point, all of whom were part of the Corps of Engineers until the Military Academy left the charge of the Chief of Engineers and came under the charge of the Army at Large in 1866, also wore the castle on their cap beginning in 1841. Subsequently the castle appeared on the shoulder knot; on the saddle cloth, as a collar device, and on the buttons. although its design has changed many times since its inception, the castle has remained as the distinctive symbol of the Corps of Engineers.

"ESSAYONS"Is a French word meaning-"Let Us Try"

It's History: THE ENGINEER BUTTON: The Corps of Engineers' oldest and most time honored insignia is the exclusive Essayons Button. It has not been changed in the basic design since the war of 1812. It is still the required button for the Army Engineers' uniform. Evidence which could establish the actual facts concerning the designing and adoption of the Essayons Button probably burned at West Point in 1838, when the building containing the library and earliest official Corps of Military Academy records caught fire. However, while early Army regulations mentioned the "button of Engineers... with only the device and motto heretofore established", apparently no authoritative detailed description of the button appeared until 1840. The Army prescribed new uniforms on February 18, 1840, in General Orders 7, AGO, which officially described the button as follows: An eagle holding in his beak a scroll with the word, 'Essayons,' a bastion with embrasures in the distance, surrounded by water, and rising sun; the figures to be of dead gold upon a bright field." In 1902, when the Army adopted "regulation" buttons, it allowed only the Corps of Engineers to retain its own distinctive Essayons Button in recognition of the distinguished traditions that it symbolized.Song:


"ESSAYONS" Essayons, sound out the battle cry Essayons, we'll win or we'll die Essayons, there's nothing we won't try.. We're the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.. Pin the castle on my collar I've done my training for the team. You can call me an engineer soldier, the warrior spirit has been my dream We are builders, we are fighters! We are destroyers just as well There've been doubters who met with the sappers..

We know our sappers will never fail OR

And then we blew them all straight to hell Our brothers fighting on the battlefield Look to us to point the way We get there first and then we take the risks To build the roads and the air strips And bridge the mighty river streams We don't care who gets the glory We're sure of one thing, this we know Somewhere out there an engineer soldier Designed the plan for the whole darn show Essayons whether in war or peace We will bear our red and our white Essayons we serve America And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.. Essayons!! Essayons!!


Men of honor, stop your dreaming, Can't you see their bayonets gleaming, See their warrior pennants streaming, To this battle field. Men of honor, stand ye steady, It can not be ever said ye, For this battle were not ready. Sappers will not yield. Hear the cannon pounding, pounding. From the hills resounding, sounding. Sound the horn, and forward toward, The mighty force surrounding. Men of honor, stand ye steady, Ye shall ever be at ready, To the frightful foe afore Ye. Sappers will not yield. Men of honor, start replying, On courage and strength relying, To the fray ahead be flying. Sappers will not yield. Men of honor, those before ye, Fought and died as Engineers for the Nation that we hold so dearly. Sappers will not yield. Hear the cannon pounding, pounding. From the hills resounding, sounding. Sound the horn, and forward toward, The mighty force surrounding. Men of honor, on to glory, This will ever be your story, Keep these stirring words before ye. Sappers will not yield.

Sung to the tune of "Men of Harlech", mistakenly called the Welsh National Anthem. By Marziale, this march commemorates the Welsh defense of Harlech Castle against the British in 1468. This tune is traditionally the regimental song of the Queens 24 Regiment of Foot, known as the Welsh Border Guard.

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There is a Castle in Europe today known as the Harlech castle.

The Corps of Engineers In the begining ... The U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. Birth of the Corps of Engineers, June 16, 1775 Continental Congress authority for a "Chief Engineer for the Army" dates from June 16, 1775 when General George Washington appointed Colonel Richard Gridley as Chief Engineer of the Continental Army. A corps of Engineers for the United States was authorized by the Congress on March 11, 1779. Engineer soldiers, then called Sappers and Miners, played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. Most notably, Sappers were the key in preparing the defense around strategic points such as Bunker Hill and leading assaults through fortified enemy positions such as Redoubt #10 at Yorktown. The Corps of Engineers as it is known today came into being on March 16, 1802, when the President was authorized to "organize and establish a Corps of Engineers ... that the said Corps ... shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York and shall constitute a Military Academy." The dependence on foreign trained military engineers in the Revolution is what led to the formal establishment of the Corps of Engineers and the Military Academy at West Point. The Corps was responsible for running the West Point Academy from its birth to the end of the Civil War. A Corps of Topographical Engineers, authorized on July 4, 1838, was merged with the Corps of Engineers on March 1963. The Academy produced officers who were capable of applying their knowledge to military engineering as well as much needed nation building for the ever expanding United States. With the enactment of the first River and Harbor Act in 1824, the Corps became the Federal Agency responsible for navigation and flood control on the nation's rivers. Participation by Army Engineers in mapping the west (Lewis and Clark were Army Engineers) and in developing rail and water transportation systems provided the infrastructure that allowed the country to grow from a weak agricultural society to the strongest industrial nation on earth. Engineers provided the expertise that also enabled U.S. forces to be victorious in the Mexican War (Scott's Opinion). Military Engineers also ushered in modern warfare during the Civil War through such innovations as land mines, trench fortifications and the use of balloons for observations and mapping. When the nation needed leaders to tackle hard and heavey problems, it invariably turned to Engineer officers. Colonel George Goethals directed construction of the Panama Canal in the early 1900's and Brigadier General Leslie Groves supervised the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. In World War I, The Army Corp of Engineers were the first U.S. soldiers sent to Europe. The 11th Engineer Regiment suffered It's first U.S. casualties of the war while working to clear a passage through no-man's land in France. General Douglas MacArthur described World War II as an Engineer's War, with more engineers in the Pacific Theater than infantrymen. Engineers were first on the Normandy Beach head in France..

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Do You Know? How the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Became a Major Army Command? On 16 June 1979 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers became a Major Army Command (MACOM). The document confering MACOM status was Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) General Order No. 13, dated 14 June 1979. Receiving MACOM status culminated a series of events that began almost 3 years earlier. In a soon-to-be-published oral history interview, LTG John W. Morris, USA (Ret.), Chief of Engineers from July 1976 through September 1980, stated that the events leading to MACOM status started after Jimmy Carter was elected president in November 1976. As a candidate, Carter criticized the Corps’ civil works activities. During an Army commanders’ conference shortly after the election, General Morris asked the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Bernard Rogers, for an opportunity to address the group. (Members of the Army staff, such as General Morris, attended the commanders' conferences as observers, not participants.) General Morris asked the commanders for their support in convincing the new president of the importance of maintaining the Corps’ civil works mission in the Army; he received the commanders’ full support. After the meeting, according to General Morris, General Rogers, his former West Point classmate, suggested that the Corps become a MACOM. At that time Corps headquarters, the Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE), was part of the Army staff, and the Corps’ divisions, districts, and other field organizations were HQDA field operating activities under the command of the Chief of Engineers. Some people in OCE and on the Army staff had reservations about the Corps becoming a MACOM. They argued that the thrust of recent DOD reorganizations had been to separate staff and operating functions and the Corps’ request might lead to formation of a MACOM separate from OCE. Others feared that formation of a MACOM might look like a revival of the Technical Services organization that existed prior to the reorganizations of Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in the 1960s. General Morris persisted, however, arguing that MACOM status would improve understanding of the Corps’ missions and capabilities by the rest of the Army, increase the Corps’ integration into the Army, and improve its relationships with the other MACOMS and Army staff agencies. The Chief of Engineers argued that MACOM status would "reinforce in my people and throughout the Army, visually and organizationally, the bond between the Army and its Engineers." The Secretary of the Army approved the general order making the Corps of Engineers the 14th MACOM. The order took effect on 16 June 1979, the 204th anniversary of the date when the Continental Congress authorized General George Washington to appoint a chief engineer and two assistants in the Continental Army. * * * * * The Army's Institute of Heraldry officially assigned the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and the Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Major Army Command (MACOM). Although the MACOM was established in 1979, the shoulder sleeve insignia was adopted 2 years earlier for military personnel serving in Corps of Engineers' field organizations, such as divisions, districts, and labs. The MACOM shoulder sleeve insignia also appears as one element in the MACOM flag. SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA (worn on left shoulder) DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA RIGHT LEFT (worn on each epaulette) Symbolism: The globe refers to the activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers both in the Continental United States and overseas. The dividers are symbolic of design and planning and the tower signifies the construction mission. Scarlet and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Corps of Engineers. Symbolism: The eagle, our National symbol, stands behind the scarlet and white tower representing the Corps of Engineers and its construction mission. The world-wide scope of the Corps' mission and its service to the Nation in the past, present, and future are suggested by the sun symbol and globe. The olive branch connotes the peaceful nature of the Corps' mission and the oak stands for fortitude. The Corps' historic motto, "ESSAYONS" meaning, "Let Us Try" is held in the eagle's beak.

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