Informational sign at Battery Van Swearingen. "1898. Two 4.7-inch Rapid-Fire Rifles. During threat of war with Spain, Van Swearingen mounted two British 4.7-inch rapid-fire rifles, but was declared obsolete in 1917. The battery came back to life in 1922 when one emplacement was converted into a range finder station for Battery Payne."
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