Brig

Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

Bmac48

Corporal
Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Messages
343
Location
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1. Two-masted, square-rigged sailing warship.

2. Place of confinement for prisoners onboard a ship or a Naval installation.

The term in reference to a prison comes from its origins with the ship itself; being a small warship used to carrying dispatches, brigs were often tasked to carry prisoners back to the States.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Top