Various bits 'n' pieces of things that relate to starforts, and yet are not a starfort.


America's Nine Moated Starforts

The United States built nine starforts with wet moats. Why in the world would they do such a thing, and quite frankly I don't believe you anyway, show me these alleged "moated starforts" or stop lying to my face.


The Shoupade Story

For a brief period during the US Civil War, there existed a six-mile line of lovely starfort fragments, built as field fortifications to defend Atlanta from William Tecumseh Sherman and his merry band in blue.

The Guérite

Jutting from the tips of many European starfort bastions are guérites. Though they shocked and offended me when I first discovered them, upon further research and an actual guérite experience, I determined that they might have served an actual reasonable purpose.


The Three Systems of
American Seacoast Defense

The history of the seacoast defense of the United States is divided into three Systems: The First, just after the Revolutionary War, mostly utilizing the talents of French engineers; The Second, an attempt for American engineers to take over the design and construction of America's starfort needs; and the Third, which was the renaissance of American starfortery. The fortification systems for the US Civl War and Endicott Period were noteworthy as well, so they are also detailed in this Fortnotes entry.