It’s the first series of 2022, and we’re taking a journey through the history and sites of Civil War forts!
Along the coast lines, rivers, siege lines, outside cities, and at other strategic locations, these outposts were fought over, captured, or by-passed. The forts were constructed of a variety of materials: brick, planks, logs, earthworks, piled sand. Some stood years before the war, others were hastily built for defense.
We’re looking forward to sharing our recent research with you and hopefully inspiring new or continued studies about these outposts and battle sites.
FORT, noun [Latin fortis, strong.]
1. A fortified place; usually, a small fortified place; a place surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; also, any building or place fortified for security against an enemy; a castle.
2. A strong side, opposed to weak side or foible.
(Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)