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Fortress #6: American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Stone Fortsby Angus Konstam
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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, 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.
Stone forts played a crucial role in the American Civil War. When war broke out, some of the most powerful forts on the continent were located in secessionist Southern states, and control of the forts became a leading preoccupation for both forces - this book examines the design, construction and manning of these strongholds.
This title examines the stone forts that played a crucial part in the course of the American Civil War, showing a wide range of fortifications from the Gulf of Mexico through to New England. It covers their design, construction and the way that they were armed and manned.
About 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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