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Illustration 1: Fortifications at Corinth, October 1862. [Illustration 1] with link to larger version of photo.

The house-like symbols with names and alphabet letters are Union batteries.

Questions for Illustration 1

1. This map shows fortifications constructed to protect the railroad crossover from attack. Find the jagged line on the north and east representing earthen trenches, constructed principally to protect foot soldiers. The larger symbols represent batteries. Based on the scale, how far from the town are the earthworks? How far are the batteries?

2. Review Readings 1 and 2. Which fortifications were built by the Confederates? Which ones did the Union build? Where do you think each side expected attack to come from?

3. Compare the early fortification with the ones constructed later. How do they differ? What advantages do you think the new ones might have over the old ones? If needed, refer to Readings 1 and 2.

4. Locate the railroads you identified on Map 1. What is the relationship between the fortifications and the railroads? How did their proximity change over time? If needed, refer to Readings 1 and 2.

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