Nova Scotia Archives

The Royal Engineers in Halifax

Photographing the Garrison City, 1870-1885


Harry Piers, The Evolution of the Halifax Fortress, 1749-1928
(Halifax: Public Archives, 1947)

Line Drawing of principal forts, blockhouses, and batteries of Halifax's early defences.
Drawing by G. MacLaren after a map by H. Piers. 1946.

The Evolution of the Halifax Fortress 1749-1928 / by Harry Piers; revised, edited and completed with appendices, bibliographies and index by G.M. Self; with the assistance of Phyllis Blakeley; under the direction of D.C. Harvey. Publication no. 7, Halifax, NS: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1947; 155 pp.

Please note: The complete publication has been digitized and is available at:
"Our Roots" http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=6086

Items of particular interest as they relate to the Royal Engineers are:
- APPENDIX IV Inspectional Report, 1st. July, 1812.
- APPENDIX VI Condensed chronology of the construction and major alteration of military
          installations in Halifax.
- APPENDIX IX Catalogue of the Royal Engineers Records Deposited in the Public Archives of Nova
          Scotia, Halifax, N.S.
- GLOSSARY OF MILITARY AND OTHER TERMS USED