Portland State University. Department of History
Frederick J. Cox
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (152 p.)
Egypt. al-Jaysh -- History
From 1869 to 1878 approximately fifty American military officers were invited to Egypt by Khedive Ismail for the purpose of modernizing the Egyptian army. During that time the American officers led by General Charles P. Stone designed a staff system for the Egyptian army and they established a series of technical schools not only for the staff officers but for the rank and file as well. In addition to the reorganization, the American officers led exploratory expeditions into central Africa, they refortified the Egyptian coastline and they built roads and lighthouses. In conjunction with their expeditions, the officers produced numerous territorial maps, hydrological maps, and assay reports.
Buxton, Robin Joy Love, "The American efforts to modernize the Egyptian Army under Khedive Ismail" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3052.