Earthen Fortifications & Technological Response
If the navy is making these technological changes – what is the CS army doing??
Earthen fortifications in 4 minutes! Civil War Trust (The answer to changing technology): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLaeeHd918
Fonvielle, Chris E. Jr. The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope (Stackpole, 2001).
- Major differences in fort construction occurred during this time, discuss why masonry fortification become obsolete and what let engineers move to earthen fortification?
- The largest earthen fortification in the South was Fort Fisher. Describe Whiting’s concept of fortifying the Cape Fear – the contiguous fortifications – what were its strengths and weaknesses?
Zoom PP Lecture:
Taking Zoom on the road – an interview with Paul Branch, Fort Macon State Park and Jim McKee Fort Anderson State Historic Site. We will even throw in a cannon demonstration and discuss my personal favorite – the Whitworth projectile!
When discussing the Cape Fear, also discuss that the war in the Western theater will have the same outcome – taking New Orleans was important because it closed the entire river off from resupply.