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Original The Mine Marker
Photographer: Brian Scott
Taken: September 5, 2008
Caption: Original The Mine Marker
Additional Description: From the third parallel, Kosciuszko began constructing a mine. American sappers dug a perpendicular shaft about six feet deep, then began a tunnel toward the Star Fort.

Kosciuszko planned to extend the tunnel to a chamber beneath the fort wall. Gunpowder packed in the chamber would be exploded to blow an opening in the fort parapet and allow Patriot troops to charge inside.

Kosciuszko's mine was not used, however, because the siege ended before the tunnel was finished.
Submitted: September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p34864
File Size: 2.468 Megabytes

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