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Forts of the United States : an historical dictionary, 16th through 19th centuries

By: Hannings, Bud

1476683700 / 9781476683706
Paperback
355.70973
30/04/2020
Published 30/04/2020
28 cm 744 pages : illustrations
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From forts to blockhouses, garrison houses to trading posts, stations to presidios, missions to ranches and towns, this work provides a history of the primary fortifications established during 400 tumultuous years in what would become the United States of America. Under each state's heading, this substantial volume contains alphabetized entries with information regarding each structure's history.

The earliest forts established by the Danes, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Swedes and Mexicans and by the temporary appearance of the Russians are listed.

The colonial American forts, many of which were previously established by the European powers, are covered in detail.

Beginning with the American Revolution, each of the American military fortifications, militia forts, settlers' forts and blockhouses is listed and described.

Helpful appendices list Civil War defenses (and military hospitals) of Washington, D.C.; Florida Seminole Indian war forts; Pony Express depots; Spanish missions and presidios; and twentieth-century U.S. forts, posts, bases, and stations. A chronology of conflicts that paralleled the growth of the United States is also provided, offering insight into the historical context of fort construction.

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JWL War & defence operations

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