Battery Ogden (1900-1920) - Battery Ogden was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 3 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Greble (2), Newport County, Rhode Island. The battery was named in G.O. 30, 19 Mar 1902, after 1st Lieutenant Frederick C. Ogden, 1st U.S. Cavalry, who was killed at the battle Trevillian Station, Virginia, on 11 Jun 1864, during the U.S. Civil War. Battery construction started in May 1900, was completed in October 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 24 Oct 1900 at a cost of $ 9,576.86. Deactivated in 1920.
Endicott Period (1890-1910)
Part of the Harbor Defense of Narragansett Bay.
Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 3" M1898MI guns mounted on M1898 Masking Parapet mounts. This was a two story battery with the guns on the upper level and the magazines below. No shell or powder hoists were provided. Electrical power was furnished by the emplacement power plant in Battery Mitchell.
World War I (1917-1918)
The U.S. entry into World War I resulted in a widespread removal of large caliber coastal defense gun tubes for service in Europe. Many of the gun and mortar tubes removed were sent to arsenals for modification and mounting on mobile carriages, both wheeled and railroad. Most of the removed gun tubes never made it to Europe and were either remounted or remained at the arsenals until needed elsewhere. Battery Ogden was unaffected by the World War I redistribution but was caught up in the following 1920 disarmament program. On 27 Mar 1920 the removal of the guns and the scrapping of the carriages was approved. On 10 Jul 1920 the guns were transferred to Watervliet and on 26 May 1920 the carriages were ordered scrapped.
Part of Dutch Island State Wildlife Management Area Park, Dutch Island, Newport County, Rhode Island. No period guns or mounts in place.