Battery Worth

Battery Worth (2) (1899-1942) - Battery Worth (2) was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 12 inch coastal mortar battery on Fort Pickens, Escambia County, Florida. The battery was named in G.O. 43, 4 Apr 1900, after Bvt. Major General William J. Worth, U.S. Army, who commanded the forces engaged against the Florida Indians, 1842, and served with distinction in the Mexican-American War. Battery construction started 1897, was completed 1899 and transferred to the Coastal Artillery for use 30 Jun 1899 at a cost of $ 123,093.14. Abandoned 17 Nov 1942.(fortWiki) The site is now part of Gulf Islands National Sea Shore is now used as a picnic area.

Copyright: Thomas Stano
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Taken: 02/06/2012
Uploaded: 03/03/2013
Updated: 07/04/2014


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