Seacoast Battery - West Point
Seacoast Battery - West Point (1836-1906) - A seacoast training battery first established between 1836 and 1860 at West Point, Orange County, New York. Abandoned and site overbuilt by parking lot.
History of Seacoast Battery - West Point
Established sometime between 1836-1860 as a training platform for USMA cadets on fixed seacoast armament. This battery mounted a variety of seacoast guns and the armament set changed over the years. The last large caliber addition to the battery was an 8" M1888 breech-loading rifled gun on an M1892 barbette carriage.
The battery was described as being on the north end of the post looking north up the river below the Siege and Mortar Battery. The 1883 map shows the battery right at river level where there is now a parking lot, almost due north of the Siege and Mortar Battery.
Described by the Board of Visitors in their 1897 report as used for the instruction of cadets in heavy gun drill. The armament in 1897 included:
Abandoned in 1906-1907 with the construction of Battery Schofield.
Overbuilt by a parking lot at West Point, Orange County, New York. No remains and no marker.