Online Tour Stop 6 - 2nd Parallel

2nd Parallel
Drawing of soldiers aiming at the Star Fort.

NPS | Steven Patricia

"Not a man could shew his head but what he was immediately shot down."
– Gen. Nathanael Greene


Greene's men completed work on the second parallel by June 3 and then continued to press forward by digging the next approach trench. Throughout the siege, work was tiring and backbreaking underneath the blistering June sun. The red clay dirt was described as "soft stone." While soldiers fought with the hard soil with shovel and pick, they also dodged enemy fire. To hinder American progress, Loyalists initiated nightly raids.

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2nd approach trench
Drawing of troops in the 2nd approach trench.

NPS | Steven Patricia

"No finger would be held up half second without been cut of."
– Col. Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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