Defense of WashingtonBuilt 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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|Series||This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series|
|Placed By||U.S. Department of the Interior|
National Park Service
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318362 N 4310914|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92836667, -77.09541667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.702', W 77° 5.725'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 42.12" N, 77° 5' 43.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2832 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington DC 20016, US|
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