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Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gun Embrasure

A window for cannon fire.

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Gun Embrasure Marker
Inscription.  Ten separate granite block formed each gun embrasure. Granite could absorb the shock of enemy fire, and thus protect the troops within the fort's walls. The iron shutters on the outside of the embrasure were designed to shield the gun crews from grape shot.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 39° 35.387′ N, 75° 34.021′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Power Station (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of W. Emerson Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Port (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Patch Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pea Patch Island Heronry (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey); Ammunition Hoist (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey); Battery Krayenbuhl (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey); Battery Commander’s Station (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. Gun Embrasure Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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