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    Fort Mott [Image 24 of 24]

    Fort Mott



    Photo by Mark Olsen  

    New Jersey National Guard

    Interpretative sign for the parados – an embankment – and the moat at Fort Mott State Park, Pennsville, N.J., Dec. 15, 2020. The parados is an embankment and the moat, which provided protection for the gun batteries in case of a land attack. Fort Mott was part of a coastal defense system designed for the Delaware River in the late 1800s. The first Fort was built in 1872. The Fort was rebuilt in 1896 in anticipation of the Spanish-American War. It became obsolete shortly after World War I. New Jersey bought the military reservation in 1947 and it was opened as a park June 24, 1951. The fort was named after Maj. Gen. Gershom Mott of Trenton. Mott served in the Mexican–American War. He served as a lieutenant colonel with the 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and as a colonel with the 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was promoted to major general after the Battle of the Crater in 1864. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)



    Date Taken: 12.18.2020
    Date Posted: 01.13.2021 21:39
    Photo ID: 6480992
    VIRIN: 201218-Z-AL508-4027
    Resolution: 5472x3648
    Size: 7.64 MB
    Location: PENNSVILLE, NJ, US 

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