American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal brick and by Angus Konstam,Donato Spedaliere

By Angus Konstam,Donato Spedaliere

The 50 years sooner than the yank Civil warfare observed a growth within the building of coastal forts within the us of a. those stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and so far as the Mississippi River. at the beginning of the warfare a few have been situated within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice fingers. even if a handful of key websites stayed in Union palms through the conflict, the remaining needed to be gained again via bombardment or attack. This publication examines the layout, building and operational background of these fortifications, reminiscent of citadel Sumter, citadel Morgan and castle Pulaski, which performed a vital half throughout the Civil War.

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