Battery Millar

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Battery Millar (1901-1920) - Battery Millar was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 3 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Jackson (2), Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 15 May 1903 after Capt. James F. Millar, 14th U.S. Infantry, who served with distinction in the U.S. Civil War and was killed 22 Mar 1866, In action with Apache Indians at Cottonwood Springs, Arizona Territory. Battery construction started 25 jun 1899, was completed in Dec 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 17 Jan 1901 at a cost of $ 22,867.73 . Deactivated in 1920.

Battery Millar
Battery Millar Gun Emplacement #2

Endicott Period (1890-1910)

Part of the Harbor Defense of the Mississippi.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 3" M1898MI rapid fire guns mounted on M1898 Masking Parapet carriages.

Battery Millar Armament (edit list)
Model Serial
Manufacturer Carriage Service
1 3" Rifle 156" M1898MI 59 Driggs-Seabury Masking Parapet, M1898,
#59, Driggs-Seabury
1901-1920 See note 1
2 3" Rifle 156" M1898MI 61 Driggs-Seabury Masking Parapet, M1898,
#61, Driggs-Seabury
1901-1920 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 26 Mar 1919, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 70-71, 213
Note 1: Guns transferred to Watervliet 20 Jul 1920, Carriages scrapped 20 May 1920. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Millar Plan

World War I (1917-1918)

The U.S. entry into World War I resulted in a widespread removal of large caliber coastal defense gun tubes for service in Europe. Many of the gun and mortar tubes removed were sent to arsenals for modification and mounting on mobile carriages, both wheeled and railroad. Most of the removed gun tubes never made it to Europe and were either remounted or remained at the arsenals until needed elsewhere.Battery Millar escaped the World War I redistribution but was a victim of the 1920 disarmament program.

Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Fort Jackson, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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Lat: 29.357223 Long: -89.456708



Visited: 9 Dec 2009

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