After the French Revolution many Frenchmen left the country to join the forces fighting the new regime. The British Parliament passed an Act to enable the subjects of France to enlist as soldiers in regiments to serve [in Europe] and to .... serve and receive pay as Officers in such regiments or as engineers under certain restrictions. The Corps of French Emigrant Engineers initially consisted of 19 officers. Some of those sailed to Portugal in January 1797 and lost no time in getting to work. The author has identified four small maps and two larger ones produced by the Corps.
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