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

Battery Krayenbuhl

 
 
Battery Krayenbuhl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Battery Krayenbuhl Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Captain Maurice Krayenbuhl, who was killed in action near Meycausyan, Philippine Islands in March 1899. Battery Krayenbuhl’s two 5-inch rapid fire guns on the right flank of the heavy caliber battery, in conjunction with the rapid fire guns at Battery Gregg on the left flank, were an important component to the defensive scheme at Fort Mott. These guns were positioned to protect a minefield in the river from small fast moving vessels that could potentially evade the large weapons. In addition to sweeping the minefield, the guns were designed to protect the channel below and above the fort. An interior magazine was built below the gun platforms and an electric chain hoist was used to deliver ammunition.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 36.259′ N, 75° 33.242′ 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. Ammunition Hoist (here, next to this marker); Battery Edwards (here,
Battery Krayenbuhl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Battery Krayenbuhl Marker
next to this marker); Battery Commander’s Station (a few steps from this marker); Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire guns (a few steps from this marker); Peace Magazine:   1904 (within shouting distance of this marker); Switchboard Room / Plotting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Generator Room (within shouting distance of this marker); 1872 Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mott State Park. NJ Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Markers at Fort Mott image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Markers at Fort Mott
Several markers can be found at this location at Fort Mott. The Battery Krayenbuhl marker is seen in the right of the photo.
Battery Krayenbuhl Gun Emplacement image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Battery Krayenbuhl Gun Emplacement
A 5-inch rapid fire gun was mounted at this location from 1900 until 1917.
Fort Mott State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
5. Fort Mott State Park
The “Battery Krayenbuhl” 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 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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