Battery Harker

Battery Harker (HMEDL)

Location: Pennsville Township, NJ 08070 Salem County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.22', W 75° 33.079'

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Battery Harker was named in honor of General Charles G. Harker, who served in the 2nd, 9th and 11th Infantry and was killed in action at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.

This battery has three emplacements for 10-inch guns mounted on disappearing carriages. Battery Harker shares the continuous parapet wall with Battery Arnold. Each gun emplacement has individual powder and shell magazines located beneath the gun platform. An electric hoist was installed at each emplacement to lift ammunition from the magazine to the platform level. Initially, speaking tubes were installed at each gun platform for communication between the magazines below and with the adjacent gun platforms. Telautographs and later telephones were installed to improve the means of communication.
Placed ByState of New Jersey
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452668 N 4383914
Decimal Degrees39.60366667, -75.55131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.22', W 75° 33.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 13.20" N, 75° 33' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)609, 856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville Township NJ 08070, US
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