Battery EastArmored vessels and rifled artillery developed during the Civil War could destroy brick forts like Fort Point. As a consequence, these walled forts were replaced by earthen gun emplacements with underground ammunition magazines like Battery East, which lies before you. These earthworks batteries were inexpensive, easy to construct, and resistant to attack, but their era was short-lived. More powerful artillery came on line in the 1890s, necessitating heavy-duty concrete mounting platforms.
|Placed By||National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area|
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|Date Added||Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 546284 N 4184657|
|Decimal Degrees||37.80813333, -122.47420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 48.488', W 122° 28.452'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 48' 29.28" N, 122° 28' 27.12" W|
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