New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery Wall Discovery
The section pictured below [on the marker] is associated with a large log feature, which may have been a portion of a pier. It was documented in detailed drawings, and samples of the wood were taken for dating. Because of the archaeological analysis, the wall was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Ongoing study of this important discovery will provide a more detailed history of the Battery than has ever been possible before.
The portion of the wall temporarily displayed here in Castle Clinton National Monument is from section 1, the first to be unearthed on November 8, 2005. The historic stones have been safely preserved and are presented
Location. 40° 42.221′ N, 74° 1.019′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located inside Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lives of Castle Clinton: (here, next to this marker); History of the Battery Wall (here, next to this marker); Norwegian Maritime Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Clinton National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Documented architectural makeup of the Battery Wall and several photographs of archaeological work being done on the wall appear on the marker. Also present are two maps of lower Manhattan, each indicating the locations of the wall discoveries. One of the maps
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers are in the "Walls within Walls" exhibit in Castle Clinton National Monument.
Also see . . . Castle Clinton National Monument – History & Culture. National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.