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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery Arnold

 
 
Battery Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Battery Arnold Marker
Inscription. The three 12-inch guns were mounted at Fort Mott between February and June, 1898. The guns and carriages were unloaded from vessels at the government wharf and transported down the rail lines behind the parapet. The guns were hauled up inclined trestles that were constructed at each emplacement.

12-inch gun: † † Model 1888
Overall length † † † † † 36.66í
Weight of Gun † † † † 116,480 Pounds
Muzzle Velocity † † † 1,975 Feet per Second
Maximum Recorded Range Fired † † † † † † † 17,320 Yards (9.8 miles)
Weight of Projectile † † † 1,000 Pounds
Weight of Powder Charge † † † 450 Pounds
Chamber Pressure † † † † † 27,040 Foot Tons

12-inch Disappearing Carriage: † † Model 1896
Loading Angle † † † 5 Degrees
Firing Angle † † † † † -5 to +15 Degrees
Traverse † † †† † ††† † 115 Degrees
Weight of Carriage † † † 480,900 Pounds
Type of Sight † † † † † †† † 3 inch Telescope Model 1904
Weight of Counter Weight † † † 162,280 Pounds

General Lewis G. Arnold
Born in New Jersey, Arnold was a Military Academy Cadet from 1833 to 1837 and graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 2d Artillery. He served with distinction in the Florida, Mexican and Civil Wars and attained the rank of Brigadier-General of Volunteers in 1862.
 
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Marker in Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Mott
Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park.
National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 36.236′ N, 75° 33.185′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mott Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in Fort Mott State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Patch Island (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrines (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Batteries in one (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Commanderís Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Edwards (about 300 feet away); Battery Krayenbuhl (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
More about this marker. A number of photographs appear on the marker. A portrait of General Lewis G. Arnold is on the markerís upper right. The left of the marker features a photo of the guns being mounted on their emplacements, with the caption “Parts were pulled to the gun platforms on inclined trestles.” An additional seven photos
Battery Arnold Gun Emplacement image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Battery Arnold Gun Emplacement
This photo was taken from next to the marker.
showing the installation of the guns at Fort Arnold appear along the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Rail Line at Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Rail Line at Fort Mott
The guns and carriages of Battery Arnold were transported over these tracks located behind the parapet.
Battery Arnold Diagram image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
5. Battery Arnold Diagram
This diagram from 1909 shows the plan view of two of the three emplacements at Battery Arnold.
 
 
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 699 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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