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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Water Battery

 
 
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
1. Water Battery Marker
Inscription.
Water Battery
Built in 1832, this casemated battery protected the seaward approach to Fort Monroe. It was obsolete by the 1890s and demolished soon thereafter. All that remains is this powder room. The high ground beyond it s all that remains of a redoubt which was designed to protect the fort from an attack by land.
 
Location. 37° 0.252′ N, 76° 18.232′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is at the intersection of Fenwick Road and Bomford Lane, on the right when traveling south on Fenwick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Monroe History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Point Comfort Light (approx. mile away); Omaha Beach Memorial Tree (approx. mile away); The Lincoln Gun (approx. mile away); Engineer Wharf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Monroe Seawall History (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe Seawall History (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
2. Water Battery Marker
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 16, 2017
3. Water Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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