Pennsylvania Indian Forts

To the Honorable the Commission appointed by his Excellency, Gov. Robert E. Pattison, under Act of Assembly, approved the 28d day of May, A. D. 1893, to examine and report to the next session of the Legislature upon the advisability of marking by suitable tablets the various forts erected against the Indians by the early



Fort McClure, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Site of Fort McClure, Town of Bloomsburg

Col. Freeze says, the year 1777 and the next four or five following, were years of great activity and danger in the Indian fighting in and about what was originally Columbia county. The regular military authorities had done their best to protect the frontiers of the Pennsylvania settlements, but they had few officers and fewer



Fort Wheeler, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Fort Wheeler, Columbia County, Pennsylvania



Fort Rice at Montgomery’s, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

Fort Rice, at Montgomerys, Northumberland County

Fort Rice at Montgomery’s, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania



Fort Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Fort Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania



Fort Reid at Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

Fort Reid was the most westerly of the line of defenses thrown out in advance of Fort Augusta, for the purpose of covering that place and as a rallying place for the inhabitants and the scouts when hard pressed. The Continental Army had drawn largely upon the young active men of the region, leaving those



Fort Freeland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

Site of Fort Freeland, Showing Spring and Old Kitchen

Fort Freeland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania



Fort Menninger, Union County, Pennsylvania

Fort Menninger, Union County, Pennsylvania



Fort Horn, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

Fort Horn was erected on a high flat extending out to the river and commanding a good view of the river up and down, as well as the north side of the river; is about midway between Pine and McElhattan Stations on the P. & E. R. R., west of Fort Antes. It was a



Fort Brady, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Fort Brady was the dwelling house of Capt. John Brady, at Muncy, stockaded by digging a trench about four feet deep and setting logs side by side, filling in with earth and ramming down solid to hold the palisade in place. They were usually twelve feet high from the ground, with smaller timbers running transversely



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