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American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Brick and Stone Forts
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 1841764426
Osprey Pub Co  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, FOR006. 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 stayed 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. Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Tour of the Sites; The Principles of Defense; The Living Sites; Operational History; Aftermath; The Sites Today; Bibliography and Further Reading; Glossary; Index.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005706  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Brick and Stone Forts
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 1841764426
Osprey Pub Co  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, FOR006. 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 stayed 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. Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Tour of the Sites; The Principles of Defense; The Living Sites; Operational History; Aftermath; The Sites Today; Bibliography and Further Reading; Glossary; Index.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005139  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Civil War Fortifications (2): Land and Field Fortifications
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781841768830
Osprey Pub Co  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, FOR038. The American Civil War saw a massive development in the use of field fortifications, the result of the practical application of antebellum West-Point teaching, and the deadly impact of rifled infantry weapons and artillery. Both the Federal and Confederate armies began to develop far more sophisticated systems of field fortification, and the larger field works and fortifications surrounding Washington, DC and Richmond, VA were redesigned and rebuilt several times. This volume explores the role of land and field fortifications in the eastern and overland campaigns of the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Particular attention is devoted to the nine-month siege of Petersburg, where daily life within the redoubts, lunettes, redans, bomb-proofs, trenches and rifle pits is vividly described.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005147  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Civil War Fortifications (3): The Mississippi and River Forts
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781846031946
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, FOR068. The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," whose capture is often seen as the key to victory in the war. This book explores the fortifications of the river valley, focusing on Vicksburg and its defenses which boasted a network of forts, rifle pits, and cannon embrasures surrounding the city and examining the strengths and weaknesses of the fortifications when under siege. Also examined are numerous other fortified strongholds, including New Orleans, Port Hudson, New Madrid and, forts Henry and Donelson, all lavishly illustrated with full color artwork and cutaways.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007374  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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