The impression that Jackson's breastwork line was constructed of bales of cotton is a mistake.
The breastwork was about five feet high, and was absolutely unclimbable.
I found the reserves had thrown up a breastwork from the Ohio 348 to the Kanawha, thus inclosing the camp on the Point.
The builders of that breastwork were before my eyes, and apparently just resting from their labours.
The Germans fiercely bombarded this breastwork, and blew it in.
None of them, however, showed any signs of returning to the breastwork.
To form a sort of breastwork, trees had been felled, and this was his only cover against an attack.
He drew in his rein, and stopped his steed at one end of the breastwork.
The breastwork was then completed, a sentry was placed at each side of the house, and the rest lay down.
Then we pushed into the mass of boughs and drove the French back into their breastwork.