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Battery McIntosh (1900-1923) - Battery McIntosh was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 8 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Dade (3), Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 25 May 1903 after Ltc. James S. McIntosh, 5th U.S. Infantry, Bvt. Col., U.S. Army, veteran of the War of 1812, who died 26 Sep 1847 of wounds received at the battle of Molino del Ray, Mexico, 8 Sep 1847, during the Mexican-American War. Battery construction started in October 1898, was completed April 1900 and transferred to the Coastal Artillery for use 8 May 1900 at a cost of $ 118,949.53. Deactivated in 1923.
Endicott Period (1890-1910)
Part of the Harbor Defense of Tampa Bay.
Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 8" M1888MI guns mounted on M1896 disappearing carriages.
|1||8" Rifle||278.5"||M1888MI||2||Bethlehem||Disappearing, M1896, #26, Morgan||1900-1923||See note 1|
|2||8" Rifle||278.5"||M1888MI||1||Bethlehem||Disappearing, M1896, #31, Walker||1900-1923||See note 1|
|Source: RCW Form 1, 30 Sep 1921, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 110-111, 212|
Note 1: Guns and carriages turned over to State of Florida, 23 Jan 1923, for park purposes. Gun #2 and carriage #31 transferred to St. Petersburg, Florida, 15 Apr 1927. Gun #1 and carriage #26 transferred to Plant Park in Tampa, Florida, 14 Jan 1928. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
World War I (1917-1918)
Part of Egmont Key Florida State Park, Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. No period guns or mounts in place.
Location: Fort Dade, Egmont Key Florida State Park, Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida
Maps & Images Lat: 27.6002229 Long: -82.7629548
Visited: 2 Feb 2012
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