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La Balise, cistern, (detail), Devergès, 1734
CAOM, C13A 19, f° 220
Bernard Devergès came from a military family. He was a draftsman for the Navy, attached to the head engineer Le Blond de La Tour. He became a reformed captain, then an engineer in 1735, and was made head engineer in 1751. He is known for buildling the first fortifications for New Orleans (1760) and for a number of military constructions.
citerne, Devergès poudrière, Broutin moulin, de Batz pont pont