Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fort Donelson . . .

. . . has generally been described as a very strong and well constructed fortification. One of our engineer officers, however writes that it is a great farce on fortifications, and the successful result of brilliant incapacity of entire ignorance of even the most simple rudimentary principles of fortifying a place, in fact a perfect mouse-trap.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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