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The Office of History has created a Web-based publication that offers readers succinct but pertinent information on the general history of the Corps of Engineers and its functions. To begin with the introduction and read a brief history of the Corps, click here.

For a more comprehensive history of the Corps, please see the Office of History publication, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A History. Copies may be requested on our Publications site or you may access a high-resolution PDF version of the book.