Battery White (1)

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Battery White (1) (1899-1921) - Battery White was a concrete Endicott Period 4" gun battery located on Fort Washington (1), Maryland. The Battery was named for William J.H. White, a surgeon who was killed during the U.S. Civil War at the Battle of Antietam. Battery construction started in May 1898, was completed 30 Jun 1899 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 6 Jul 1899 at a total cost of $13,125. Deactivated in 1921.

Battery White Panorama


Battery White (1) History

Part of the Harbor Defense of the Potomac.

Battery White was a reinforced concrete Endicott Period gun battery with two 4" rapid fire Diggs-Schroeder guns. The guns and carriages mounted in early July 1898. Both the guns and carriages were declared obsolete in 1919 and were subsequently donated to Sol. Mon. Asc. in Ironton, Ohio on 27 Feb 1922.


Battery White Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 4" Rifle 166.5" M1896 4 Driggs-Schroeder Pedestal, M1896,
#4, Driggs-Schroeder
1899-1921 See Note 1
2 4" Rifle 166.5" M1896 3 Driggs-Schroeder Pedestal, M1896,
#3, Driggs-Schroeder
1899-1921 See Note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Feb 1919, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 84, 209
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Fort Washington Battery White Plan.jpg


Current Status

On Fort Washington National park. No period guns or carriages are in place.


Location: Fort Washington National Park, Maryland.

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Lat: 38.7119295 Long: -77.0356447

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Visited: 4 Apr 2009

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