If y'all do make a forum, make sure you include my Earthworks and Fortifications thread
Exactly, many do not understand the impact earthworks and fortifications had during the war and throughout history. Some out there think that earthworks and trenches only came into use during WW1, which is completely false. Earthworks have been in use since ancient times and so have forts. The role they played during the Civil War was major, earthworks thrown up on the field or a fort or series of fortifications could deeply impact a commander's decision. Earthworks and fortifications changed the course of many a battle and helped hold back thousands of men, aiding in the destruction of some of the best armies during the war.
Admittedly, many of the ones we're looking at in the West weren't your typical "fortification," but boy did they affect history! (Fort Mason would be one of those examples....a virtual who's who!). And as supply depots and "home" for troops, they were vital in these long distances among hostile Indians.
I like forts.
|Forgotten Forts Series - Camp San Juan Island (WA)||Forgotten Forts & Places||7|
|Forgotten Forts Series - Fort Compher (NC)||Forgotten Forts & Places||6|
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|Forgotten Forts Series - Madison Barracks (NY)||Forgotten Forts & Places||3|
|Forgotten Forts Series - Fort Heiman (KY)||Forgotten Forts & Places||11|