Battery Kemble Park

Battery Kemble Park (HM255)

Location: Washington, DC 20016
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.702', W 77° 5.725'

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Defense of Washington

Built in the autumn of 1861 and enlarged in 1862, the battery was named for Gouveneur Kemble of Cold Spring, NY, a former superintendent of the West Point Foundry. The battery, which consisted of two 100-pound Parrott guns, was designed to sweep the Virginia heights across the Potomac River of any Confederate threats to Chain Bridge.
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HM NumberHM255
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318362 N 4310914
Decimal Degrees38.92836667, -77.09541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.702', W 77° 5.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 42.12" N, 77° 5' 43.50" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2832 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington DC 20016, US
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