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Hawkins Point - Key Bridge area
(1896 - 1928)
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References of guns/carriages to Mark Berhow's "American Seacoast Defenses:
A Reference Guide" Second Edition, CDSG Press 2004, which will aid you in your
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An Endicott period fort named in honor of Major George Armistead, commander
of Fort McHenry during the famous 1814 bombardment from the British Fleet.
It is located at Hawkins Point next to the Key Bridge. Batteries here are Battery
Winchester (1900 - 1918), Battery McFarland (1900 - 1917), Battery
Irons (1900 - 1913), and Battery Mudge (1901 - 1920), which is partially
destroyed. A mine casemate is located behind Battery Mudge. Fire Control stations
once existed just down the shoreline from the fort. However, this site has been buried
as some land filling has occured, thus extending the present shoreline some distance
into the river.
This fort had a short and uneventful history.
BALTIMORE HARBOR MAP & LINKS
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last updated: 31 January, 2008
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