American Civil War Fortifications (1) by Angus Konstam

By Angus Konstam

The 50 years prior to the yank Civil warfare observed a growth within the building of coastal forts within the u . s . a .. those stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and so far as the Mississippi River. firstly of the struggle a few have been positioned within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice palms. even if a handful of key websites remained in Union fingers through the battle, the rest needed to be received again via bombardment or attack. This ebook examines the layout, development and operational background of these fortifications, akin to citadel Sumter, castle Morgan and fortress Pulaski, which performed a very important half through the Civil battle.

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