By Angus Konstam
The 50 years earlier than the yankee 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. initially of the warfare a few have been situated within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice palms. even supposing a handful of key websites remained in Union fingers through the struggle, the rest needed to be received again via bombardment or attack. This ebook examines the layout, building and operational heritage of these fortifications, similar to citadel Sumter, citadel Morgan and fortress Pulaski, which performed a vital half through the Civil warfare.
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American Civil War Fortifications 1 by Angus Konstam