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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery Edwards

 
 
Battery Edwards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Battery Edwards Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Captain Robert Edwards, who was killed in action near Frenchtown, Michigan in 1813. Battery Edwards has two casemates for 3-inch rapid fire guns, and was partially constructed using two magazines from the 1872 fortification. The magazines were converted into casemates by removing the fronts and replacing them with embrasures arranged to allow the guns to sweep the mine field in the river. The earth cover over the old batteries was cut down to render them less conspicuous and to make the slope in front of the parapet as uniform as possible.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 36.258′ N, 75° 33.237′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Commander’s Station (here, next to this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl (here, next to this marker); Ammunition Hoist (a few steps from this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire guns
Marker in Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Mott
(a few steps from this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace Magazine:   1904 (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 Construction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Pennsville.
 
More about this marker. A blueprint of Battery Edwards appears on the right and bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Markers in Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Markers in Fort Mott
Several markers are found at this location behind the parados in Fort Mott. The "Battery Edwards" marker can be seen at the top of the stairs on the right of the photo.
Fort Mott State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Fort Mott State Park
The "Battery Edwards" marker is located on the Walking Tour of Fort Mott State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 13 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.
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