Member Spotlight Found in Brady Civil War Photos The National Archives Brady Civil War Photos Location: Brady Civil War PhotosB-578 Sallyport, Fort Totten. Defense of Washington, D.C.
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Abatis

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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