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Sagamore Hill Military Reservation

Sagamore Hill Military Reservation
Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
Coordinates
Type Coastal Defense
Site information
Owner Massachusetts
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
Built 1940s
In use 1941–1945
Built by United States Army
Battles/wars World War II
Garrison information
Garrison Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
Occupants 241st Coast Artillery, Battery C

Sagamore Hill Military Reservation was a coastal defense site located in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.

History

The Sagamore Hill Military Reservation was built on state land. Its mission was to protect the Cape Cod Canal from possible air and naval attack. It never did have to fire its guns in defense but did play an important part in the defense of the canal.

Site now

The Panama mounts (1942) and battery commander's station of a two-gun 155mm battery still remain here, as well as several magazine igloos.

References

  • Butler, Gerald (2002). The Military History of the Cape Cod Canal. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN . 
  • Farson, Robert H. (1977). The Cape Cod Canal. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN . 

External links

  • http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/ccc/history/ww2_coastal/ww2coastal.htm
  • Williams, Eric "Guard protected Cape Cod Canal" November 11, 2010 capecodonline.com (Cape Cod Times site), retrieved September 3, 2013.
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