Washington DC Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Armory Square General Hospital, D. C. – Washington.

Baker Fort, D. C. – On the Eastern Branch, near Washington.
Barclay Camp, D. C. – Columbia College.
Barnes General Hospital, D. C – At Soldiers’ Home.
Barry Camp, D. C. – Near Bladensburg Tollgate.
Battle Ground National Cemetery, D. C – Near Soldiers’ Home.
Bayard Fort, D. C. – Near Tennallytown.
Bunker Hill, Fort, D. C. – Near Washington; about 2 miles east of the Soldiers’ Home.

Cadwallader Camp, D. C. – At Kalorama Heights.
Caldwell Camp, D. C. – At Washington.
Cameron Battery, D. C. – One mile above Georgetown.
Campbell General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Carroll Fort, D. C. – One mile southeast of Giesboro Point.
Carver General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Chain Bridge, Battery at, D. C. – Above Georgetown.
Chaplin Fort, D. C. – One mile southeast of Bennings Bridge.
Cliffburn Barracks, D. C. – At Mount Pleasant, Washington.
Cochran Camp, D. C. – At Washington.

Davis Fort, D. C. – East of the Eastern Branch.
De Russy, Fort, D. C. – Two miles northeast of Tennallytown.
Desmares General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Douglas General Hospital, D. C – At Washington.
Duncan Camp D. C. – Eastern section of Washington
Du Pont Fort, D.C. – Two miles southeast of Washington

Emory General Hospital, D.C. – At Washington

Fenton Camp, D. C. – At Washington.
Finley General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Fry Camp, D. C. – At Washington.

Gaines Fort, D.C. – Defense of Washington
Good Hope Fort, D.C. – Name changed to Fort Wagner
Graham Camp, D.C. – Four miles north of Washington
Greble Fort, D. C- Two miles South of Giesboro Point.
Greenleafs Point, Defenses at, D. C- Now Washington Barracks.

Harewood General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Harlan Camp, D. C. – Seventh Street Road, Washington.

Jameson Battery, D. C. – On Eastern Branch of the Potomac.
Jersey Camp, D. C. – On Meridian Hill, Washington.
Judiciary Square General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.

Kalorama General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Kearny Fort, D. C. – Near Tennallytown
Kemble Battery, D. C. – Near Chain Bridge.
Keystone Camp, D.C. – Near Tennallytown
Kingsbury Battery, D. C. – Two miles northeast of Tennallytown.

Lincoln General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Lincoln Fort, D. C. – Near Bladensburg, Maryland

Mahan Fort, D. C. – Near Washington.
Massachusetts Fort, D. C. – Near Washington.
Meagher Camp, D. C. – Near Washington.
Meigs Fort, D. C. – East of the Eastern Branch.
Morris Battery, D. C. – Defenses of Washington.
Mount Pleasant General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.

Parrott Battery, D. C. – Potomac River, above Georgetown.
Pennsylvania Fort, D. C. – Northeast of Tennallytown.

Rapp Camp, D. C. – At Kendall Green, Washington.
Record General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Relief Camp, D. C. – At Washington.
Reno Fort, D. C. – Northeast of Tennallytown.
Ricketts Fort, D. C. – East of the Eastern Branch.
Rossell Battery, D. C. – Near Tennallytown.

St. Elizabeth General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Saratoga Fort, D. C. – Near Washington.
Scott or Martin Scott Battery, D.C. – Near Chain Bridge.
Scott Winfield Camp, D. C. – Franklin Square.
Sedgwick Barracks, D. C. – In Washington.
Seminary General Hospital, D. C. – At Georgetown.
Sill Battery, D. C. – On Bock Creek.
Simmons Fort, Maryland – Near Tennallytown, D. C.
Slemmer Fort, D. C. – One-half mile east of Soldiers Home.
Slocum Fort, D. C. – Three miles north of Washington City.
Smead Battery, D. C- Two miles northwest of Tennallytown.
Snyder Fort, D. C. – Near the Insane Asylum.
Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery, D. C. – At Soldiers’ Home.
Sprague Camp, D.C. – At Washington
Stanton Fort, D. C. – Near Uniontown.
Stanton General Hospital, D. C. – At Washington.
Stevens Fort, D. C. – Three miles north of Washington.
Stone General Hospital, D. C- At Washington.
Stoneman Camp, D. C. – At Giesboro Point.
Stoneman Camp, D. C. – On Meridian Hill.
Sullivan Camp, D. C. – At Washington.

Tesnnally Camp, D. C. – At Tennallytown,
Terrill Battery, D. C. – One and one-half miles northeast of Tennallytown.
Thayer Fort, D. C. – One and one-half miles southwest of Bladensburg, Maryland.
Totten Fort, D. C. – Two and one-half miles north of Washington.

Vermont Battery, D. C. – Defenses of Washington.



MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/washington-dc-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Aug 4th, 2012


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