The Third System of Coastal Defense, 1816-1867

jrweaver

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My book is A Legacy in Brick and Stone, Second Edition. You can get it from me, and I'll happily autograph it for me. It's the product of almost 40 years of research.

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jrweaver

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Shannon, I was there in November. It is a near twin to Fort Gaines on Mobile Point, Alabama. I visited both those forts about a week apart, and was once again able to contrast the two forts. An interesting point is that large Rodman cannon were emplaced at Fort Clinch, but not at Fort Gaines. The surviving mounts at Fort Gaines were for 42-pdr cannon where the surviving mounts at Fort Clinch were for 10-inch and 15-inch Rodman guns.
These forts were the two where Totten experimented with Carnot's concept of a sacrificial scarp separated from the ramparts of the fort by a chemin du ronde (walk around) faced with loopholes in the scarp. It's an interesting design concept.
 
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