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American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal brick and stone forts (Fortress #6)
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 site ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 20th 2003 by Osprey Publishing
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Informative if not terribly interesting. An overview of the fortresses themselves much more so than the battles which were fought there. It gives a decent glimpse at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the forts and has a lot of interesting information about artillery actually. Worth the 66 pages.