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Kennebec Arsenal (1828-1903) - First established during the Northeast Boundary Controversy in 1828 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Sometimes referred to as Augusta Arsenal (2), but should not be confused with Augusta Arsenal (1) in Georgia. Abandoned as an Arsenal in 1903.
Kennebec Arsenal History
Constructed between 1828 and 1838 on the east bank of the Kennebec River at Augusta. Eight Greek and Gothic revival granite buildings were built including the main arsenal building, two magazines, three sets of officer's quarters, a barracks and an office building.
The arsenal was closed in 1903 and became Maine Insane Hospital in 1905.
|1833||1842||Captain||Ripley, James W.||102|
|1842||1847||1st Lieutenant||Wainwright, Robert A.||837|
|1848||1851||1st Lieutenant||Wainwright, Robert A.||837|
|1851||1855||Captain (Bvt)||Callender, Franklin D.||993|
|1855||1856||2nd Lieutenant||Howard, Oliver O.||1634|
|1858||1858||1st Lieutenant||Todd, John W.||1541|
|1861||1861||Captain||Kingsbury, Charles P.||1018|
|1866||1869||Lieutenant Colonel (Bvt)||Buel, David H.||1942|
|1869||1876||Major (Bvt)||Whittemore, James M.||1854|
|1892||1898||Major||McGinness, John R.||2003|
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Kennebec Arsenal National Historic Landmark in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Historic buildings sill exist along Arsenal Street but are vacant and in a state of neglect and decline. The State of Maine has sued the current owner for return of the property.
Location: At Arsenal St. & Independence Dr. in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.
Maps & Images
Lat: 44.3072361 Long: -69.7694921
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 365
- North American Forts - Kennebec Arsenal
- NPS - Kennebec Arsenal
- Wikipedia - Kennebec Arsenal
- Kennebec Journal - Kennebec Arsenal
- NPS - Kennebec Arsenal]
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