FORT NEGLEY
 
Diagram of Union Fort Negley
 
 

This 1864 diagram of Fort Negley shows its complex design.

  • 1. Stockade, made of 12-ft.-high cedar posts, with turrets and underground cisterns.
  • 2. East Ravelin, or inner works
  • 3. West Ravelin, or inner works
  • 4. Casement No. 1. Housing a 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle, a cannon capable of hurling a 29-lb. shell 2.5 miles
  • 5. Casement No. 2, with adjacent powder magazine.
  • 6. South Main Work.
  • 7. North Main Work
  • 8. Main Entrance Gate
  • 9. East Outer Parapets with redans allowing crossfire.
  • 10. West Outer Parapets with redans allowing crossfire.
  • 11. Southwest Bastion, a bombproof structure with multiple artillery.
  • 12. Southeast Bastion, a bombproof structure with multiple artillery.
  • 13. Bastion Tunnels.

 

 
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