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From These Honored DeadHistorical Archaeology of the American Civil War$
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Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049441

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049441.001.0001

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Confederate River Defenses during the American Civil War

Confederate River Defenses during the American Civil War

A Case Study from the Hammock Landing Battery on the Apalachicola River, Florida

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(p.222) 14 Confederate River Defenses during the American Civil War
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From These Honored Dead
Author(s):

C. Brian Mabelitini

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0015

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, the defense of the Apalachicola River in northwest Florida and its connection to the industrial center of Columbus, Georgia, was of strategic importance to the Confederacy. Defense of the river was necessary to protect Confederate interests against a Federal blockading squadron positioned at Apalachicola Bay in early 1862. Constructed during the summer of 1863, the Hammock Landing battery on Neal's Bluff in Liberty County, Florida (site 8LI334) was one component in this line of defense. The results of archaeological investigations at Hammock Landing provide valuable insights into the military strategy, armaments, and construction methods employed by the Confederacy along the Apalachicola River.

Keywords:   Apalachicola River, Apalachicola Bay, Florida, Hammock Landing Battery, Columbus, Georgia, Federal Blockading Squadron

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