Kent in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery Kemble Park
Defense of Washington
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 55.702′ N, 77° 5.725′ W. Marker was in Kent, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker was on Chain Bridge Road Northwest north of MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Located at the Battery Kemble Park entrance. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2832 Chain Bridge Road Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jeju Jeong-nang (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the American University Address Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); School of International Service (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Eliza Graydon (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jeju Dolhareubang (approx. 0.7 miles away); Korean Cherry Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abner Cloud House (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Battery Kemble. The park is a unit of the Rock Creek National Park. (Submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Gouverneur Kemble. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. Battery Kemble and Associated Fortifications
From "Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II:
Wartime garrisons were made up of the 2nd U.S. Artillery, 9th New York Heavy Artillery, and Company A, 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery.
Battery Kemble was one in a chain of fortifications directly protecting the DC side of the Chain Bridge. These were Battery Cameron (two 100-pdr Parrott rifles), Battery
— Submitted December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,181 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2019, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 4, 2019, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.