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Near Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mortar Battery

Spanish-American War

 
 
Mortar Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Mortar Battery Marker
Inscription. The earthen mound in front of you was built to shield a battery of two 10-inch siege mortars mounted here in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. The underground gallery below was made into a magazine to store ammunition for the mortar battery.
 
Location. 34° 41.742′ N, 76° 40.735′ W. Marker is near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from Fort Macon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the parapet of Fort Macon, Fort Macon State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rifled 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Macon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cistern (about 400 feet away); Bogue Banks Lighthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
 
More about this marker. In the background of the
Mortar Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Mortar Battery Marker
marker is a drawing of the battery as it looked when in use.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Mortar Battery Mound image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. Mortar Battery Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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