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

Battery Harker

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Battery Harker Marker
Inscription. Battery Harker was named in honor of General Charles G. Harker, who served in the 2nd, 9th and 11th Infantry and was killed in action at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.

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. Touch for map. The marker can be found on the Walking Tour of 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. The Wharf (within shouting
Marker in Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Mott
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.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Battery Harker Gun Emplacement image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Battery Harker Gun Emplacement
Battery Harker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Battery Harker
Diagram of Battery Harke image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
5. Diagram of Battery Harke
Plan view showing two of the three emplacements of Battery Harker.
Fort Mott State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
6. Fort Mott State Park
The "Battery Harker" marker can be found on the Walking Tour of Fort Mott State Park.
 
 
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 702 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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