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Fort Watson , From the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: October 11, 2009
Caption: Fort Watson , From the Swamp Fox Murals Trail
Additional Description: In his memoirs,(Lt. Col. Henry) Lee described the tower as a ``large, strong oblong pen, to be covered on the top with a floor of logs, and protected on the side opposite to the fort with a breastwork of light timbers.'' The use of the tower to attack a fortified position is an old practice known to the Romans. But to Hezekiah Maham must go the credit for re-inventing its use in the New World.
Submitted: October 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p82214
File Size: 0.754 Megabytes


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