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The South Battery

1790             1826

 
 
The South Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. The South Battery Marker
Inscription.
Erected during the War of 1812 to guard Buttermilk Channel. Used as a barracks for the fife and drum corps of the garrison from 1836 until the first officers’ mess was established here June 20, 1879.
Reorganized as the Officers’ Club
February 3, 1881
This tablet
presented December 1, 1951 by
the Veteran Corps of Artillery, S.N.Y.
constituting
The Society of the War of 1812
            Colonel Francis F. Steers
            Commandant – President

 
Erected 1951 by Veteran Corps of Artillery, S.N.Y. - The Society of the War of 1812.
 
Location. 40° 41.285′ N, 74° 0.908′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Evans Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 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. A different marker also named The South Battery (a few steps from this marker); Maj. General Hanson E. Ely Retirement (a few steps from this marker); St. Cornelius Chapel (a few steps from this marker); John Peter Zenger
Marker on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Marker on Governors Island
(a few steps from this marker); Tower Carillon Chimes (within shouting distance of this marker); Oysters in the Harbor: A History (within shouting distance of this marker); Middens and Reefs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buttermilk Channel and Brooklyn Waterfront (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Governors Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Governors Island. New York Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Veteran Corps of Artillery State of NY. Website for VCASNY (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Veteran Corps of Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, November 25, 2011
3. Veteran Corps of Artillery Marker
Location of the founding of the Veteran Corps of Artillery State of NY. Broadway and Thames ST NYC website: http://www.vca1790.org/
The South Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. The South Battery
Cannon at the South Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
5. Cannon at the South Battery
This is one of several cannon located at the South Battery on Governors Island.
VCASNY firing a salute image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, November 25, 2011
6. VCASNY firing a salute
Commemorating Evacuation Day (Nov 25 1783) in 2011 at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, NYC
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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