American Civil War Fortifications by Ron Field

By Ron Field

The Mississippi River performed a decisive position within the American Civil battle. The accomplice fortifications that managed the reduce Mississippi valley have been placed to the try within the long Federal crusade of 1862-63. Vicksburg used to be a castle urban, referred to as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," whose catch is usually obvious because the key to victory within the battle.

This booklet explores the fortifications of the river valley, targeting Vicksburg and its defenses which boasted a community of forts, rifle pits, and cannon embrasures surrounding the town and studying the strengths and weaknesses of the fortifications whilst less than siege. additionally tested are quite a few different fortified strongholds, together with New Orleans, Port Hudson, New Madrid and, forts Henry and Donelson, all lavishly illustrated with complete colour art and cutaways.

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The upper floor was the Confederates were forced out of the trenches and also provided with a banquette. For safety reasons, the blockhouses, and escaped across the river, at a loss of magazine and stores were placed under the ground floor. approximately 1,800 captured and 2,000 casualties. These Soil displaced from the surrounding ditch was banked troops would be sorely missed when the remains of against the outer walls to a height just below the Bowen’s command withdrew into the Vicksburg defenses.

Giles A. Smith’s Left and Right Approaches, Ewing’s Approach and Buckland’s Approach, with Lightburn’s Approach stemming from the latter, were dug in front of the Stockade Redan. A. J. Smith’s Left and Right Approaches invested the Second Texas Lunette. Carr’s Left and Right Approaches threatened the Railroad Redoubt. Logan’s Approach closed in on the 3rd Louisiana Redan from Battery Hickenlooper. Hovey’s Approach neared the Square Fort, while Slack’s Secondary Approach drew close to an angle in the trench line manned by the 23rd Alabama Infantry south of that fort.

Com Stewart R. Tresilian, engineer officer of the 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, and contained four 24-pounder howitzers manned by Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery, commanded by Captain Edward McAllister. Two of these guns were ordered forward to an advanced position at Battery Hickenlooper on June 6 until the end of the siege. ” This battery eventually contained two 30-pounder Parrott rifles manned by the 1st US Infantry, one six-pounder served by the 3rd Battery Ohio Light Artillery, and 24-pounder howitzers manned by Co.

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