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Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia

 
 
Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia Marker
Inscription. Harbor defense regiments were formed in the Coast Artillery Corps from SEP companies in 1924. The distinctive insignia of these regiments and station of the regimental headquarters in 1939 are shown on the signs of this battery. The regiments were broken up in 1944 but the 1st through 7th and 59th exist today as air defense artillery regiments. This is a typical seacoast gun battery of the period 1892 to 1946.
 
Location. 37° 0.729′ N, 76° 18.053′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Marker is on Fenwick Road near Stillwell Drive, on the right when traveling north. 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. Water Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Monroe History (approx. 0.7 miles away); Omaha Beach Memorial Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Gun (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Monroe Arsenal (approx. ¾ mile away); Freedom’s Fortress (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Monroe Concrete Seawall Eastern Terminus (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rodman Gun (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. Military
 
Battery De Russy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. Battery De Russy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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