Minnesota Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Bacon J. M. Camp, Minnesota – At Walker, Minnesota.
Beauharnois Fort, Minnesota – On Lake Pepin.
Belle Plain Camp, Minnesota – At the Yellow Medicine Agency.
Big Stone Lake Camp on, Minnesota – Temporary camp in 1860.
Bon Secours Fort, Minnesota – On Lake Pepin.

Charlotte Fort, Minnesota – Nine miles west of Grand Portage Bay.
Columbia Fur Company Fort, Minnesota – On Traverse Lake.

Edwards, Camp Minnesota – Near Lake Preston.

Gains Fort, Minnesota – Crow Wing County; name changed to Fort Ripley
Grand Portage, Fort at, Minnesota – Fort William.

Leech Lake, Camp at, Minnesota – Near Walker.
Le Seur Fort, Minnesota – Near Hastings, on Mississippi River.
La Seur (or Le Seur) Fort, Minnesota – Mississippi River, opposite mouth of the Chippewa.
L’Huillier Fort, Minnesota – On Minnesota River, west of Lake Pepin.
Lincoln Camp, Minnesota – At Lakeland.
Livingston Camp, Minnesota – At Yellow Medicine.

Minnesota State Soldiers’ Home, Minnehaha, Minnesota.
Mueller Camp, Minnesota – At New Ulm.

Perrot, Fort, Minnesota – Also called Fort Bon Secours.
Pike’s Stockade, Minnesota – At the falls of Painted Rock, upper Mississippi River.
Prairie Island Stockade on, Minnesota – Near Lake Pepin.

Release Camp, Minnesota – Near mouth of Chippewa River.
Ramsey Camp, Minnesota – Near St. Paul.
Ridgely, Fort, Minnesota – Nicollet County, on the Minnesota River; now town of that name.
Ripley Fort, Minnesota – Crow Wing County, near Mississippi River; now town of that name; first called Fort Gaines.

St. Anthony, Fort, Minnesota – Name changed to Fort Snelling.
Snelling Fort, Minnesota – Near St. Paul; first named Fort St. Anthony. (See Life and Legends of the Sioux around Ft, Snelling)

Thuillier Fort, Minnesota – (Fort L’Huillier.)

Wilkinson Camp, Minnesota – At Leech Lake.
William Fort, Minnesota.
Winnebago Agency, Minnesota.

Yellow Medicine Camp, Minnesota – At Upper Sioux Agency

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. 24 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/minnesota/minnesota-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013

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