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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 8: our northern frontier defences.—Brief description of the fortifications on the frontier, and an analysis of our northern campaigns. (search)
. The fifth works are near Buffalo. The sixth works are at the mouth of the Niagara river The seventh works are at Oswego. The eighth works are at Sacketts Harbor. The ninth works are below Ogdensburg. The tenth works are at Rouse's Point. The eleventh works are near the head-waters of the Kennebec or the Penobscot. The twelfth works are at Calais, on the St. Croix. All these works are small, and simple in their character, well calculated to assist the operations of af Lake Champlain is, as we have endeavored to show, the most important line in the north, its security by fortifications is a matter of the greatest interest. The works recommended by the Board, consist of a single fort, costing $600,000, at Rouse's Point, on the extreme frontier, and unfortified depots at Plattsburg and Albany. But is this sufficient to accomplish the object? If the hostile army should pass the extreme frontier barrier, what is to retard his advance,--what defensive works a