I'm hoping to pick people brains here.
I'm presently writing about the Nothe fort in Weymouth, Dorset.
work started on it in 1860 as part of the coastal defences against the French, started by a private contractor, but finished by the the 26 company royal engineers, completed in 1872.
It was manned by the RA no 2 battery, or tatton browns.
I see Tatton Brown was living in Weymouth with his family in 1871, presumably to oversee the completion of the fort, and it's armourment. I know that he fought in the Zulu war.
Could anyone point me in the direction of any books that might have some history of the Nothe fort, either the building of by the Sappers, or the life of the soldiers while serving in the fort. I want to flesh out the story of, and make it a bit more personal than just a history time line, but I'm struggling to know where to start looking, and waht to read.
I have been to the miltary websites, but one you could only join if you served, and the other meant a visit of much travelling.