Montana Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Alexander, Fort, Montana – On Yellowstone River, opposite mouth of Rosebud River.
Assinniboine, Fort, Montana – On Beaver Creek, Choteau County.

Baker Camp, Montana – Name changed to Fort Logan.
Belknap Fort, Montana – On the Yellowstone River.
Benton Fort, Montana – Choteau County; now town of that name.
Big Horn Barracks, Montana – Name changed to Fort Custer.
Browning Fort, Montana

Charles Fort, Montana – In Dawson County.
Clagget Fort, Montana.
Cooke Camp, Montana – At mouth of Judith River.
Cotta Fort, Montana – In Missoula County.
Custer Fort, Montana – On Big Horn River; first called Big Horn Barracks,
Custer Battlefield National Cemetery, Montana – At Crow Agency.

Ellis, Fort, Montana – Near town of Bozeman.

Flathead Fort, Montana – On Clarks Fork branch of the Colombia River.
Flat Lick Camp, Kentucky – In Knox County.

Galpin Fort, Montana – At junction of Milk and Missouri Rivers

Harrison Fort, Montana – Four miles from Helena.
Hawley Fort, Montana – On Missouri River, Dawson Comity.

Indian Fort, Montana – On Missouri River, opposite mouth of the Porcupine.

Keogh Fort, Montana – Near mouth of Tongue River, Custer County.
Kipp Fort, Montana – On the Upper Missouri River.
Kootenais Fort, Montana – On Flat Bow or Kootenais River.

Lewis Camp, Montana – On the Big Spring fork of Judith River.
Lewis Fort, Montana – On Missouri River, near Pablois Island.
Logan, Fort, Montana – In Smiths River Valley, Meagher Comity; now town of that name; established as Camp Baker.

Maginnis Fort, Montana – Fergus County; now town of that name, 53 miles from Rocky Point.
Merritt Camp, Montana – At Tongue River Agency.
Missoula Fort, Montana – On Bitter Root River, 4 miles from Missoula Station.
Montana State Soldiers’ Home, Columbia Falls.

McKinzie Fort, Montana.

Owen Fort, Montana – On Bitter Root or St. Marys River. (See Forts and Valleys of Montana, 1862)

Parker Fort, Montana.
Pease Fort, Montana – On the Yellowstone River.
Poplar Grove Camp, Montana – Near Poplar Creek Agency.

Reynolds Camp, Montana – South bank of the Sun River; name changed to Fort Shaw.

Sarpy Fort, Montana – On Yellowstone River, in Gallatin County.
Shaw Fort, Montana – On Sun River, 88 miles north of Helena; first named Camp Reynolds.
Smith C. F. Fort, Montana – On Big Horn River, 8 miles above the mouth of Rotten Grass Creek. (See Montana Indians and Indian Wars)
Stewart Fort, Montana – On Missouri River, at mouth of Big Muddy Creek
Sun River Post on, Montana – Fort Shaw.

Tongue River Cantonment, Montana – Now Fort Keogh.



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 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/montana/montana-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Oct 17th, 2013


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