30-Pounder Battery

30-Pounder Battery (HM2SJ)

Location: Knoxville, MD 21758 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.895', W 77° 43.439'

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Positioned here at the end of a towering plateau, this fortification was the first earthen battery built on the mountain by the Federals in the fall of 1862. Facing south, its guns "commanded perfectly the summits of Loudoun Heights as well as Bolivar Heights."

A four-sided earthwork forms the dominant feature of this battery. Protecting its exterior slope is a dry moat - the widest, longest, and most uniform moat on the mountain. 30-pounder Parrotts were standard armament here.
HM NumberHM2SJ
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265212 N 4357112
Decimal Degrees39.33158333, -77.72398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.895', W 77° 43.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 53.70" N, 77° 43' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 925 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville MD 21758, US
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