Battery Weed

Battery Weed (HMEA1)

Location: Prescott, NY 10305 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.286', W 74° 3.315'

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Fort Wadsworth

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Begun in 1847, this granite structure was finally completed during the Civil War. Its four-tier design allowed up to 116 guns to skip cannonballs across the Narrows. However, by the mid-1860s bigger, more-accurate guns could destroy a stone fort like this. Comprised, it became obsolete almost before its last stones were laid.

First named Fort Richmond - after an earlier New York State-built fort on the same site - it was renamed in 1865 for Brt. Maj. Gen. James Wadsworth, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. In 1902, the army post was named Fort Wadsworth and this fortification renamed Battery Weed for Brig. Gen. Stephen Weed, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
HM NumberHMEA1
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 579928 N 4495312
Decimal Degrees40.60476667, -74.05525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.286', W 74° 3.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 17.16" N, 74° 3' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131-137 Hudson Rd, Prescott NY 10305, US
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