Fort Travis, Galveston

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    Fort Travis

    by Tdawg40sw Written Apr 17, 2008
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    Located on Point Bolivar, Fort Travis was mainly a coastal artillery battery. Fort Travis commanded the northern side of the entrance to Galveston Bay and had several batteries. Battery Kimball contained two 12-inch guns. Battery Davis contained two 8-inch guns. Battery Ernst contained two 3-inch guns. These batteries were supported by various fire-control structures, and radar in the 1940s.

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