Battlefield Works, Dictionary of CW Terms

John Davison

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You guys probably have any number of Union Discharge papers. If you don't and would like one I have a copy of my GGrandather's Lafayette Davison's He was Discharged from the 52nd Indiana Infantry Regiment, at Montgomery, Alabama on September 10, 1865 (78 years the day before my birth!)
 

Ray Ball

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mikekj

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shoupade- an outerwork although designed much like the salients in a classic star fort. Shaped much like an arrowhead but open in back. I understand they were only used in Georgia where a row of 36 were placed along the Chattahoochie River and interspersed with guns. Named for a Gen. Shoup who designed them.

See: http://www.riverline.org/Pages/TheStory.aspx.

Illustrated here: http://www.riverline.org/Pages/TheShoupades.aspx

Hope that helps.


Absolutely right.
And I live among them.
 

mikekj

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Someday I'd sure like to get a look at those. Are any preserved or restored?


Several can still be viewed if you know where to look.

One is preserved and fenced off in Shoupade Park in Smyrna, Ga. along with an artillery redoubt.

One is on county owned property for a future park.

A few more are on private property.
 

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