1862 Peninsula CampaignThe Confederate field fortifications constructed on the Virginia Peninsula were influenced by seventeenth-century French military engineer Marshal Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban and nineteenth-century American engineering professor Dennis Hart Mahan. Vauban designed superior fortresses with many fronts and bastions which presented an impenetrable defense in depth. He also revolutionized siegeworks by developing a system of parallels and zig-zag trenches for reducing fortresses with only minimal casualties to the attacking force. Vauban built over 30 fortresses, conducted 50 sieges, and wrote several engineering texts during his 50-year military career. His designs and writings influenced military engineers into the twentieth century.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361024 N 4114260|
|Decimal Degrees||37.16443333, -76.56526667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 9.866', W 76° 33.916'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 9' 51.96" N, 76° 33' 54.96" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 280 Rivers Ridge Cir, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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