Acw Field Fortifications

Construction Field Fortification

Kronl ol PoUTsburg ihc Advsmw ofl'S f'u jmf set The Confederate attack on Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865 Fort Stedman was a seven-sided redoubt with accommodation for 10 guns behind an earthen parapet. However, only four light 12-pounder guns were in place at the time, manned by the 19th New York Battery. The fort was garrisoned by 300 men of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry. A large bomb-proof was constructed in the parade of the fort, which was protected by a reinforced earthen parapet.The...

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Hare Civil War

Ron Field Illustrated by Peter Dennis Series editors Marcus Cowper and Nikolai Bogdanovic First published in 2005 by Osprey Publishing, Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 OPH. UK 443 Park Avenue South. New York, NY 10016, USA E-mail nfo ospreypublishing.com All rights reserved. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, I988.no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored...

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Richmond Fortifications

Following his acceptance as Major General of Virginia Forces on April 23, 1861, Robert E. Eee appointed Colonel Andrew Talcott, Engineer of Virginia Forces, to the job of setting up a system of defensive fortifications around the Confederate capital. On May 9, a Committee on Defense was selected amongst the City Council to assist in providing a work force and materials. Councillor Richard Reins had been appointed as Superintendent of City Defenses by the beginning of July. Problems arose in...