COUNTERSCARP

\kˈa͡ʊntəskˌɑːp], \kˈa‍ʊntəskˌɑːp], \k_ˈaʊ_n_t_ə_s_k_ˌɑː_p]\
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1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
 
1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
 
1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
By Thomas Sheridan

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Memphis, TN

  • was laid out as a village in 1820 and incorporated 1831. During the Civil War it early held by Confederates with fleet of eight vessels under Commodore Montgomery. rendered defenceless captured Federals June 6, 1862. Davis left Fort Pillow 4, nine Union vessels, proceeded at once to Memphis, before which Confederate lay. An attack upon these ships immediately begun. Four ram-boats commander, Ellet, joined did much toward destroying fleet. Several had their boilers shot through crews scalded death. utterly demolished. 1870-80 city ravaged yellow fever.
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