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Near Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Batteries Hentig and Dodd

The 1890s modernization continued

 
 
Batteries Hentig and Dodd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. Batteries Hentig and Dodd Marker
Inscription. By the turn of the century, Fort Delaware had become part of a coastal defense system, linking Fort Mott in New Jersey and Fort Dupont in Delaware. Batteries* Hentig and Dodd, which each housed two rapid-fire guns, were intended to furnish close-range support for the submerged electric cables and torpedo net. Both batteries were named in honor of army officers who had died in action.
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* battery – two or more pieces of artillery used together.
 
Location. 39° 35.321′ N, 75° 34.074′ W. Marker is near Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Click for map. Marker is located on Pea Patch Island, near Fort Delaware. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sally Port (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. Emerson Wilson (about 300 feet away); Pea Patch Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pea Patch Island Heronry (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey); The Diving Bell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Delaware Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (approx. 1.3 miles
Marker on Pea Patch Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. Marker on Pea Patch Island
The site of the batteries can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
away); Ammunition Hoist (approx. 1.3 miles away in New Jersey); Battery Krayenbuhl (approx. 1.3 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Delaware State Park. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Batteries Hentig and Dodd image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Batteries Hentig and Dodd
These concrete gun emplacement sites are all that remain of the batteries.
Batteries Hentig and Dodd image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Batteries Hentig and Dodd
The site of Batteries Hentig and Dodd is located to the south of Fort Delaware.
Fort Delaware State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
5. Fort Delaware State Park
The marker is located near Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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