By Angus Konstam
The 50 years ahead of the yankee Civil warfare observed a growth within the development of coastal forts within the u . s .. those stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and so far as the Mississippi River. in the beginning of the conflict a few have been situated within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice fingers. even if a handful of key websites remained in Union arms in the course of the battle, the remaining needed to be received again via bombardment or attack. This e-book examines the layout, building and operational historical past of these fortifications, equivalent to fortress Sumter, fortress Morgan and citadel Pulaski, which performed a vital half throughout the Civil battle.
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With his closest retainers in attendance, the king took up his position on the conical hill that was to be his command post for the ensuing battle. The challenge The stage was now set for the most theatrical incident of the whole campaign which, although the stuff of chivalric legend, is well documented. While both armies were still ordering their ranks, two messengers from the Grand Master rode up to King Wladislaw Jagiello and thrust two swords into the ground as a challenge to fight. The heralds were recorded as bearing the coats of arms of Sigismund of Hungary and Casimir of Stettin (Szcesin).
There was momentary panic, but the Poles rallied and the melee continued. One enemy knight, however, was more observant than the others. He detached himself from the melee and charged directly at the king, who must by now have left the hillock. King Wladislaw Jagiello couched his lance and counter-charged the German, named as Lupold von Kokeritz (or Dypold von Kockritz), wounding him. The king’s secretary, Zbigniew Olesnicki, then charged in from the side, struck the knight with the butt of a broken lance shaft, his only weapon, and knocked the German to the ground.
33 THE POLISH/LITHUANIAN INVASION OF PRUSSIA, JUNE–JULY 1410 Danzig (Gdansk) 1. 2. 3. Elbing (Elblag) Marienburg (Malbork) 4. 5. P R US S I A tu 6. 7. Marienwerder (Kwidzyn) Osterode (Ostroda) R i v er Vi s la ( W i s la ) Christburg (Dzierzgon) Tannenberg (Grunwald) Graudenz (Grudziadz) Schwetz (Swiecie) 5 Gilgenburg (Dabrowno) Kauernick (Kurzetnik) 1 6 Reden (Chelminski) Kulm (Chelmno) 3 8 2 Bromberg (Bydgoszcz) Riv Thorn (Torun) er 8. The main force of the Teutonic Order concentrates near Schwetz (Swiecie).