For provocative accounts of these expeditions, see Hunter A. Dupree, Science in the Federal Government (Harper; 1964), Chapter V; Clarence G. Lasby, “Science and the Military”, in David D. Van Tassel and Michael G. Hall (eds.), Science and Society in the United States (Dorsey Press; 1966), pp. 251–288; and George H. Daniels, American Science in the Age of Jackson (New York, 1968), Chapter I.