Monday, April 12, 2010

Field Fortifications

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Standard Civil War Period Field Fortifications. The first line is a row of "Frazee," long spear-like lances set at a 45 degree angle toward the enemy. The second line is an excavated ditch, and in the ditch is a line of Chevough-De-Fris, long spear-like lances set in a heavy central timber and chained in position in the ditch to protect the wooden material from artillery fire. The third line is the dirt from the Ditch which is piled behind the Ditch to make a barrier or wall. Behind the barrier is a "covered way" for the movement of troops in safety from the enemy's gunfire.

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