After even a little research into your Civil War ancestor’s record, you start running into unfamiliar military terms such as abates, chevaux-de-frise, defilade and gabions.
Fortunately, you don’t have to find a 19th century military expert to help you understand what such terms mean. You can turn to the Civil War Trust’s Glossary of Civil War Terms. Not only does the glossary provide easy-to-understand definitions, many of the terms include links to images that let you see what they are.
Give it a try. You’ll become an expert on Civil War military terms in no time.