File:Siege of Almeida.jpg

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Summary

Map of the siege of Almeida in 1762.

Courtesy: Dinos Antoniadis

Key to Map

A Bastion São Pedro where the Portuguese built a plaza with flanked angles and cave-like bomb-proof abri (lean to)
B Bastion de Olmo where they had a parapet with one face parallel to the bastion
C Bastion of Hen
D Bastion Santa Bárbara
E Bastion São Tiago where were the principal casemates of the place
F Bastion São Francisco
G Gate da Cruz
H Gate Santo Antônio
I Arsenal
K Infantry Quarters
L Château
M Convent of São Francisco
N High Square with parapet
O The Customs Office
P Parish Church
Q Quarters of the Cavalry
R São João
S La Misericordia
a Battery of 14 mortars defended by a redoubt, started firing on 12 August
b Opening of the trench on the night of 15 August
c 1st Parallel
d 2nd Parallel
e Heavy battery of 14 cannons against the face of São Pedro
f Heavy battery of 16 cannons against the Bastion de Olmo
g Heavy battery of 10 cannons against the flank of de Olmo, the face of the ravelin and the curtain of the front of the attack
h Two batteries of mortars, built in the 1st parallel, of which only one fired and only during the last days of the siege
 
The trenches illustrated in green were planned but not completed by the end of the siege

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current20:48, 20 January 2021Thumbnail for version as of 20:48, 20 January 2021909 × 910 (227 KB)RCouture (talk | contribs)Map of the siege of Almeida in 1762. Courtesy: Dinos Antoniadis '''Key to Map''' A Bastion São Pedro where the Portuguese built a plaza with flanked angles and cave-like bomb-proof abri (lean to)<br> B Bastion de Olmo where they had a parapet with...

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