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Abatis, abattis, or abbattis is a term in field fortification for an obstacle formed (in the modern era) of the branches of trees laid in a row, with the sharpened tops directed outwards, towards the enemy.
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Brady Civil War Photos
›B-578 Sallyport, Fort Totten. Defense of Washington, D.C.
Source: The National Archives
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