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Examples of Revetment
One relief was required to be constantly at the gun and always ready for instant action.
Three of the Gatling guns had been placed in the trench on the night of July 3d.
This veneering process has been successfully employed on the Missouri River; and in some cases they have so covered themselves with sediments, and have become so overgrown with willows, that they may be regarded as permanent.
Through the larger part of the river works of contraction will not be required, but nearly all the banks on the concave side of the beds must be held against the wear of the stream, and much of the opposite banks defended at critical points.
It may be set back a short distance from the revetted bank; but it is, in effect, the requisite parapet.
Any one who has been on the Rhine will have observed operations not unlike those to which we have just referred; and, indeed, most of the rivers of Europe flowing among their own alluvia have required similar treatment in the interest of navigation and agriculture.