A History of Georgia Forts: Georgia's Lonely Outposts

A History of Georgia Forts: Georgia's Lonely Outposts

by Alejandro M. De Quesada Jr.
     
 

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Georgia was once part of a much larger region of the Southeast claimed by Spain and known as La Florida. After the failure of Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon’s settlement in 1526 on the coast of Georgia, French Huguenots established a small fort at Port Royal Sound and another along the St. Johns River. Thus began Georgia’s tradition of building stalwart

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Georgia was once part of a much larger region of the Southeast claimed by Spain and known as La Florida. After the failure of Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon’s settlement in 1526 on the coast of Georgia, French Huguenots established a small fort at Port Royal Sound and another along the St. Johns River. Thus began Georgia’s tradition of building stalwart military fortifications—a practice that has spanned centuries. Discover who emerged victorious after Savannah’s Fort Pulaski was bombarded for over thirty hours by Federal troops during the Civil War and why Fort Oglethorpe was constructed in 1902 within the confines of Chickamuaga Park. Military historian, archivist and seasoned author Alejandro de Quesada explores the breadth of Georgia’s forts from the colonial and antebellum eras to the Civil War and modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609491925
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Pages:
155
Sales rank:
1,205,609
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based military history writer, an experienced researcher and a collector of militaria, photos and documents. He runs a firearms company as well as an archive and historical consultancy for museums and films as a secondary business. Alejandro has written over one hundred articles and over thirty books, including several for The History Press, and is the author of the following titles to date: A History of Florida’s Forts and Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America.

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