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San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site

“Home of the Fort MacArthur Museum”

 

—Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery —

 
Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
1. Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery
Inscription. +
Battle Honors
Third Coast Artillery


War of 1812
Fort Nelson, VA. - June 22, 1813
Fort Oswego, NY. - May 5-6, 1814
Mexican War
Palo Alto - May 8. 1846
Resaca de La Palma - May 9, 1846
Monterey - Sept. 21-23, 1846
Vera Cruz - March 9-28, 1847
Cerro Gordo Contreras
Churubusco Molino Del Rey
Chapultepec
Indian Wars
Seminole - 1832-39
Creek - 1836
Cherokee - 1838
Seminole - 1849-50
Rogue River -1855
Washington - 1858
Civil War
Blackburn’s Ford - July 18, 1861
Bull Run - July 21, 1861
Peninsula Campaign - Sept. 1862
Newbridge - 1862
Gaines Mill - 1862
Mechanicsville - 1862
Malvern Hill - June 30, 1862
Vicksburg - 1863
Philadelphia, Tenn. - Oct. 16, 1863
Campbell Sta. Tenn. - Nov. 16, 1863
Knoxville Tenn. - Nov. 17 - Dec 5, 1863
Blaines Cross Roads - Dec. 7, 1863
Laurel Hill - Oct. 7, 1864
Fort Fisher, N.C. - 1864
Wilderness - May 5-14, 1864

Philippine Insurrection - 1890-99
China Relief Expedition - 1900
World War II Dec. 8. 1941 – Sep. 15, 1945

A.D. MCMXLII
U.S.A. CLXVI

 
Erected by U.S. Army.
 
Location.
Fort MacArthur Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
2. Fort MacArthur Museum
- entrance to Battery Farley bunker, left of flagpole.
"Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery" Marker, center right.
33° 42.734′ N, 118° 17.774′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Leavenworth Drive west of South Gaffey Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friendship Bell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Fermin Light House (approx. half a mile away); Stephen M. White (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Timms' Point and Landing (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Warner Grand Theatre (approx. 1.9 miles away); Terminal Island Japanese Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort MacArthur. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. California and the 2nd World War: The Attacks on the SS Barbara Olson and SS Absoroka. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Nike Missle Air Defense System.
Battery Osgood - Farley: National Register of Historic Places, 1976 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
3. Battery Osgood - Farley: National Register of Historic Places, 1976
(Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
5. 47th Artillery Brigade. (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
6. The Battle of Los Angeles. Fort MacArthur vs. the UFOs - February 25, 1942 (Submitted on December 27, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. "Guardian of Angels Gate"; 3d Air Defense Artillery; 477 ADA Brigade; Nike Ajax; Nike Hercules; UFOs; "Battle of Los Angeles": February 25, 1942.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, World II
 
Battery Osgood, entrance to Fort MacArthur Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
4. Battery Osgood, entrance to Fort MacArthur Museum
Fort MacArthur (Upper Reservation) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
5. Fort MacArthur (Upper Reservation)
Parapet for 14-inch disappearing cannon, Battery Farley image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
6. Parapet for 14-inch disappearing cannon, Battery Farley
- view toward Point Fermin.
Parapet for 14-inch disappearing cannon, Battery Osgood image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
7. Parapet for 14-inch disappearing cannon, Battery Osgood
Battery "241": abandoned emplacements for 6-inch armored turret guns near the Korean Friendship Bell image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
8. Battery "241": abandoned emplacements for 6-inch armored turret guns near the Korean Friendship Bell
Fort MacArthur Museum galleries - in bombproof tunnel below Battery Farley image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
9. Fort MacArthur Museum galleries - in bombproof tunnel below Battery Farley
Fort MacArthur Museum: aerial photos of San Pedro installations in 1937 &1943 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
10. Fort MacArthur Museum: aerial photos of San Pedro installations in 1937 &1943
- note the altered geography in 1943 - a result of the extensive employment of camouflage over recognizable land forms.
Fort MacArthur Museum: local news reporting, WWII image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
11. Fort MacArthur Museum: local news reporting, WWII
- sinking of lumber freighter, S.S. Absorka by Japanese sub off Point Fermin, December 24, 1941; three crewmen killed.
Fort MacArthur Museum: local news reporting, WWII image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
12. Fort MacArthur Museum: local news reporting, WWII
- The Elmwood Oil Field bombardment by Japanese submarine, 25 Feb 42.
Fort MacArthur Museum: 1942 Relocation Order - "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
13. Fort MacArthur Museum: 1942 Relocation Order - "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry"
"This is a copy of the notice “Instructions to All Persons Of Japanese Ancestry” that was originally posted on a telephone pole on the corner of 16th and Caroline here in San Pedro. It was removed sometime in late 1942. Note that one of the locations the Japanese were supposed to report to was the U.S. Employment Service Office at 162 W. Seventh Street, San Pedro. Richard and Yvette Williams of San Pedro generously donated the original notice." Fort MacArthur Museum
Angels Gate Park - entrance off Gaffey Street below the "Marine Exchange" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
14. Angels Gate Park - entrance off Gaffey Street below the "Marine Exchange"
- note signage with directions to the Fort MacArthur Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on December 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   14. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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