Military History Word of the Day – Salient
Salient at Spotsylvania

salient ˈsālyənt; -lēənt n. 1. a piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle. 2. an outward bulge in a line of military attack or defense. (see example below) The word “salient” is used frequently in John F. Schmutz’s The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History (see post […]

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