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Battery Dearborn - Ft. Morgan, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 30° 13.791 W 088° 00.747
16R E 402574 N 3344688
Quick Description: Battery Dearborn is one of the five concrete batteries built in the 1895-1900 period.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 6:39:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMK9B8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 2

Long Description:
Fort Morgan is a Third System Coastal Defense Fort. It, like all the forts of the Third System, was built after the War of 1812 when Congress realized the need for stronger fortifications along the eastern and southern coastlines. Between 1895 and 1900, Fort Morgan received five concrete batteries, supported by the latest in fire control, electricity, and communications. The second battery, completed in 1900, was Battery Dearborn, named for Major General Henry Dearborn. The battery had eight breech-loading 12" mortars in two four-gun pits. The intent was that should enemy vessels approach, the mortars would rain down shells on the vessels' less heavily armored decks.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1900

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": USA

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: No it wasn't

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: Battery Dearborn has been preserved. The mortars were removed for scrap during World War II.

This site is administered by ----: State of Alabama

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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