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Battery Rodgers

Battery Rodgers

Here stood Battery Rodgers, built in 1863 to prevent enemy ships from passing up the Potomac River. The battery had a perimeter of 30 yards and mounted five 200 pounder Parrott guns and one 15-inch Rodman. It was deactivated in 1867.

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Commander George Washington Rodgers Jr.

Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 9-23-2021