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Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Battery Hobart

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
1. Battery Hobart Marker
Inscription.  Battery Hobart was built in 1898 and named for Lieutenant Henry A. Hobart, one of the first Maine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The battery mounted one British-built six-inch gun, whose function was to help protect the mine field, laid in the main channel in time of war, from hostile minesweepers. Battery Hobart was manned during the Spanish- American War, but was made redundant by the completion in 1905 of Battery Keyes, which mounted more modern, American-built guns. Therefore, when the U.S. Army determined that America's pacific defenses required strengthening, Battery Hobart's gun was removed in the summer of 1913 and sent to the Hawaiian Islands where It was used to protect the Army and Navy facilities at Pearl Harbor during World War I, The battery's magazine continued to be utilized for the Storage of ordnance supplies at Fort Williams until 1929.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World I.
 
Location.
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By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
2. Battery Hobart Marker
43° 37.5′ N, 70° 12.7′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Shore Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Looking North (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Looking East (about 400 feet away); Looking South (about 400 feet away); Battery Erasmus Keyes (about 700 feet away); Goddard Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Blair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
 
Battery Hobart Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
3. Battery Hobart Marker
Battery Hobart Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
4. Battery Hobart Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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