Battery McIntosh (1)
Battery McIntosh (1) (1900-1923) - Battery McIntosh was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 8 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Dade (3), Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 25 May 1903 after Ltc. James S. McIntosh, 5th U.S. Infantry, Bvt. Col., U.S. Army, veteran of the War of 1812, who died 26 Sep 1847 of wounds received at the battle of Molino del Ray, Mexico, 8 Sep 1847, during the Mexican-American War. Battery construction started in October 1898, was completed April 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 8 May 1900 at a cost of $ 118,949.53. Deactivated in 1923.
Endicott Period (1890-1910)
Part of the Harbor Defense of Tampa Bay.
Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 8" M1888MI guns mounted on M1896 disappearing carriages.
World War I (1917-1918)
Part of Egmont Key Florida State Park, Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. No period guns or mounts in place.
Visited: 2 Feb 2012