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

Batteries Hentig and Dodd

The 1890s modernization continued

 
 
Batteries Hentig and Dodd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. Batteries Hentig and Dodd Marker
Inscription.  By the turn of the century, Fort Delaware had become part of a coastal defense system, linking Fort Mott in New Jersey and Fort Dupont in Delaware. Batteries* Hentig and Dodd, which each housed two rapid-fire guns, were intended to furnish close-range support for the submerged electric cables and torpedo net. Both batteries were named in honor of army officers who had died in action.
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* battery – two or more pieces of artillery used together.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 35.321′ N, 75° 34.074′ W. Marker was near Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is located on Pea Patch Island, near Fort Delaware. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. Power Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sally Port (about 300 feet away); In Memory of W. Emerson Wilson (about
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300 feet away); Gun Embrasure (about 500 feet away); Pea Patch Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heronry on Pea Patch Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coastal Defense Forts (approx. 1.2 miles away); City of Delaware City Veteran's Point (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Delaware State Park. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker on Pea Patch Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. Marker on Pea Patch Island
The site of the batteries can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
Batteries Hentig and Dodd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Batteries Hentig and Dodd
These concrete gun emplacement sites are all that remain of the batteries.
Batteries Hentig and Dodd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Batteries Hentig and Dodd
The site of Batteries Hentig and Dodd is located to the south of Fort Delaware.
Fort Delaware State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
5. Fort Delaware State Park
The marker is located near Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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