Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effects of the Union bombardment

Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effects of the Union bombardment

Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effects of the Union bombardment of 18-24 April 1862

Text on the map reads: All the scows and boats near the fort except three small ones were sunk. The drawbridge, hot-shot furnaces and fresh water cisterns were destroyed. The floots of the casemates were flooded, the levee having been broken.

All the platforms for pitching tents on were destroyed by fire or shells. All the casemates were cracked (the roof in some places being entirely broken through) and masses of bricks dislodged in numerous instances. The outer walls of the fort were cracked from top to bottom, admitting daylight freely.

Map taken from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: II: North to Antietam , p.34


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