American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Brick and Stone Forts [NOOK Book]

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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 remained in Union hands throughout the war, the remainder had to be won back through bombardment or assault. This book examines the design, ...
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American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Brick and Stone Forts

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Overview

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 remained 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472800688
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,234,937
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    Coastal Civil War Forts

    I find this a handy reference of two major types of coastal civil war fortifications. (Costal brick and stone) The (1) in the title hints of another book by this author in the future, and I am looking forward to learning even more about the subject. The book has an updated look of the forts today. Also a needed glossary at the back to explain terms and nomenclature of the fort constuction.

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