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Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780807829318
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469611778
Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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This book provides a narrative history of the use of fortifications—particularly trenches and other semi-permanent earthworks—used by field armies of the Union and the Confederacy at all major battle sites in the eastern theater of the Civil War. It moves beyond the technical aspects of construction to demonstrate the crucial role these earthworks played in the success or failure of field armies. This is a comprehensive study that draws on research and fieldwork from 300 battle sites.

Keywords: fortifications; trenches; earthworks; field armies; Civil War; battle sites; Union; Confederacy

Book.  448 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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: On to Richmond in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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: The Peninsula in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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: From Seven Pines to the Seven Days in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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: Fredericksburg in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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: Chancellorsville in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War

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