Battery Barber

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Battery Barber (1898-1913) - Battery Thomas Barber was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period, 8 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia. The battery was named in G.O. 20, 25 Jan 1906, after BG Thomas H. Barber, U.S. Volunteers, who died 16 Mar 1905. The Battery was transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 1 Nov 1898 at a cost of $ 1,663.39. Deactivated in 1913.

Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of Chesapeake Bay.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with one 8" M1888 gun mounted on an M1892 Barbette carriage.

Battery Barber Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888 11 West Point Barbette, M1892, #7, Watertown 1898-1913 See note 1
Source: RCB,31 Dec 1910, Coast Defense Study Group, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 106-107, 209
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Barber Plan


Current Status

Destroyed.


Location: Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.0066824 Long: -76.305778

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Visited: 22 Jul 2010



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