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Kent in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery Kemble

One of the Civil War Defenses of Washington

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 25, 2020
1. Battery Kemble Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1862, Battery Kemble's two 100-pounder parrott rifles guarded Chain Bridge along the Potomac River.
 
Erected 2020 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
 
Location. 38° 55.835′ N, 77° 5.742′ W. Marker is in Kent in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Chain Bridge Road Northwest 0.2 miles south of Nebraska Avenue Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3030 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the American University Address (approx. half a mile away); Jeju Jeong-nang (approx. half a mile away); World War II (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps (approx. half a mile away);
Battery Kemble Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 25, 2020
2. Battery Kemble Marker
Palisades Recreation Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); School of International Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mary Eliza Graydon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jeju Dolhareubang (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
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3. Gouverneur Kemble
Battery Kemble was named for Gouverneur Kemble, the congressman, diplomat and industrialist who was superintendent of the West Point Foundry.
From Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, 1888 Vol 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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