Author: Roger S. Durham
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Size: 23.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
"Historian Roger S. Durham offers a history of Fort McAllister's construction, strategic importance during the Civil War, and postwar neglect and restoration in this account of how an earthen defense withstood not only devastating naval assaults but also the detrimental effects of time. In re-creating the story, Durham intertwines historical facts with human fates through frequent use of primary sources, letting the fort's defenders and attackers speak for themselves and bringing readers into the fiery heat of battle."--Book jacket.