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Battery Mendel

BATTERY MENDEL  This battery was named for an Army engineer, Colonel George H. Mendel. After his graduation from West Point in 1852, he began a long career in planning and designing military ...

BATTERY MENDEL 

This battery was named for an Army engineer, 
Colonel George H. Mendel. After his graduation 
from West Point in 1852, he began a long career 
in planning and designing military structures. Dur-
ing the late nineteenth century, he supervised the 
building of many Bay Area coastal fortifications. 
Battery Mendel was completed in 1905, shortly 
after his retirement. It was armed with 2 "disap-
pearing" guns, which would fold back out of sight 
after they were fired. It remained in active ser-
vice until 1943.

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