Civil War Fortification Study Group

Past Meetings-Minutes Winchester

Past Meetings- Reports         

1996 Fredericksburg PDF File

South Carolina Works 2005 PDF File

North Ga. Puzzle

Fortification Classifications

Add'l Classification Material PDF File

Field Observations



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The Civil War Fortification Study Group is dedicated to the study, preservation and dissemination of information of the most visible reminders of the sacrifices made during the American Civil War, the fortifications.

 The CWFSG also known affectionately as the "Trench Nerds". was founded in 1993. Membership is comprised of historians, NPS personnel, preservationists, lecturers, other professionals and advocationals.

The CWFSG holds an annual meeting and seminar, usually in March. 


Members of the CWFSG during the St. Patricks Day Blizzard, Winchester, Va. meeting 2007, 1st day in the sleet!