Civil War Field Fortifications

Civil War Field Fortifications Provides Basic Information on the Design, Construction, and Use of Field Fortifications During the American Civil War

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"The quality of troops greatly enhances that of the fortification they are called to defend, yet the power of resistance of a work depends chiefly upon its outline."

Capt. A. F. Lendy. Treatise on Fortification, 1862.

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