By Angus Konstam
The 50 years ahead of the yank Civil battle observed a increase within the development of coastal forts within the united states. those stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and so far as the Mississippi River. firstly of the conflict a few have been positioned within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice palms. even though a handful of key websites remained in Union palms during the battle, the remaining needed to be gained again via bombardment or attack. This booklet examines the layout, development and operational heritage of these fortifications, comparable to castle Sumter, citadel Morgan and citadel Pulaski, which performed a vital half through the Civil struggle.
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