Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This battery has three emplacements for 10-inch guns mounted on disappearing carriages. Battery Harker shares the continuous parapet wall with Battery Arnold. Each gun emplacement has individual powder and shell magazines located beneath the gun platform. An electric hoist was installed at each emplacement to lift ammunition from the magazine to the platform level. Initially, speaking tubes were installed at each gun platform for communication between the magazines below and with the adjacent gun platforms. Telautographs and later telephones were installed to improve the means of communication.
Erected by State of New Jersey.
Location. 39° 36.22′ N, 75° 33.079′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker can be found on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Gregg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Moat and the Parados (about 300 feet away); Observation Towers (about 300 feet away); Two Batteries in one (about 400 feet away); Welcome (to Fort Mott) (about 400 feet away); Pea Patch Island (about 400 feet away); The Latrines (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features a blueprint of a 10-inch disappearing carriage L. F. Model of 1894, longitudinal section. A portrait of Brigadier General Charles G. Harker appears on the upper left of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.