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(3-94) South view of front center. Site Marker: During the June 14th assault, Union troops dug a trench connecting the ravine with Fort Desperate's exterior ditch. The trench provided a safe entrance from the ravine to the ditch, from which the Federals tried to scale the fort's parapet (dirt wall). The location of this Union trench is believed to be the cut into the ditch in front of you. Photo: The arrow is pointing toward the trench described above. The parapet and exterior ditch are to the right

(3-94) North view of area fronting left section of north wall

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