Marsh (northeast side of Constitution Island)
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Constitution Island Fortifications

West Point Fortifications

The Great Chain 

Hudson River


 Sources and Author's Note  


The marsh separating Constitution Island from the east bank of the Hudson was not the most imposing natural barrier in the West Point area, but it did constitute a significant obstacle to an enemy assault, particularly when covered from above by fire from Redoubts 5 and 6. 

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