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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Water Battery

 
 
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
1. Water Battery Marker
The Water Battery, also known as Green Battery, was one of a series of batteries built at West Point during the Revolutionary War. It covered the flank of the Great Chain and was able to fire down the Hudson River. The 1779 ordnance report lists one 12-pounder positioned here, which served as an advanced warning for batteries just upriver.
Inscription.
Water
Battery
1778

 
Location. 41° 23.627′ N, 73° 57.103′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, on a trail that can be accessed from the parking lot behind Lincoln Hall at the US Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Clinton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Clinton (about 300 feet away); Kosciuszko (about 400 feet away); Malek Tennis Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kosciuszko’s Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Kosciuszko’s Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kosciuszko’s Garden Restoration (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
2. Water Battery Marker
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
3. Water Battery Marker
The Hudson River, which the battery was built to protect, can be seen behind the marker.
Water Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
4. Water Battery Marker
The marker can be seen on the right of the trail.
Water Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 7, 2013
5. Water Battery
The thickness of this parapet was not adequate to resist artillery fire, and its location at 85 feet elevation would have limited its artillery to plunging fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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