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Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War – The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864

Earl J. Hess


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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780807829318
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807876398_Hess


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl J. Hess, author