American Civil War Fortifications (1)

Coastal brick and stone forts

American Civil War Fortifications (1) cover

American Civil War Fortifications (1)

Coastal brick and stone forts

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The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. At the start of the war some were located in the secessionist states, and many fell into Confederate hands. Although a handful of key sites stayed in Union hands throughout the war, the remainder had to be won back through bombardment or assault. This book examines the design, construction and operational history of those fortifications, such as Fort Sumter, Fort Morgan and Fort Pulaski, which played a crucial part in the course of the Civil War.

Product details

Published 20 Apr 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764429
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Donato Spedaliere

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