“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Boston in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Battery Bartlett

Battery Bartlett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. Battery Bartlett Marker
Inscription. Battery Bartlett was built in the 1890's atop the fort's original earthen ravelin (triangular fortification in front of the bastions). A major upgrade to earlier batteries, it protected the Nantasket Roads and the Narrows Channels into Boston and the deep-water anchorage off Long Island. Named after Maj. Gen. William F. Bartlett of Massachusetts, it was one of the earliest batteries built after a ground-breaking plan laid out by former Secretary of War William C. Endicott. The guns were scrapped in 1943;the battery was partially demolished in the 1970s. For safety reasons it is closed to visitors.
Location. 42° 19.171′ N, 70° 55.569′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Click for map. Marker is located on the top of the Eastern portion of the Fort Warren on Georges Island. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Dark Arch" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bastion C (about 300 feet away); Political Prisoners (about 400 feet away); Parade Ground (about 400 feet away); Bakery (about 500 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
Categories. Forts, Castles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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