What is a redoubt?A redoubt is a small temporary fortification of entrenched earth and wood. These battlefield strong points were designed to provide cover for defending infantry and artillery as well as slow down an attacking force. Several construction elements make up a redoubt. During the American Revolution both the British and Continental forces used John Muller's 1746 Elements of Fortification, which was a hybrid of the current theories of entrenchments put forth by Marshal de Vauban of France and the Baron Menno Van Coehorn of the Dutch Army. These systems emphasized a catalog of shapes and fortification features that a commander could fit to suit the particular circumstances of the battlespace. Before you is a recreation of an 18th century redoubt, can you spot the different design elements?
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
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|Date Added||Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316346 N 4452651|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20416667, -77.15788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.25', W 77° 9.473'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 15" N, 77° 9' 28.38" W|
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