§Redoubt #4 was protected with
two rows of abatis consisting of rows of felled
trees with their branches intertwined and sharpened toward the enemy.
§These lines of abatis
were continuous across the whole front and were laid out
200 and 300 yards in front of the Confederate works.
included telegraph wire strung from stump to stump along the
abatis, a row of sharpened stakes located 35 yards from the
works, and a ditch in front of the redoubt that was filled
brush and briars.