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New York Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Albany, Fort, New York – On Hudson River, near present site of Albany.
Alven, Fort, New York – In Cherry Valley.
Amsterdam, Fort, New York – At New York City.
Andaraque, Fort, New York – On Lake Champlain.
Anill, Fort, New York – At New York City.
Ann, Fort, New York – On Wood Creek, in Washington County; now town of that name.
Anthony Nose, Works at, New York.
Arnold, Fort, New York – At West Point.
Astoria, Battery at, New York – On Long Island.
Au Fer, Fort, New York – On Lake Champlain.
Aurenea, Fort, New York – At Albany.

Badlam’s Battery, New York – In New York City.
Barbette Battery, New York – New York City.
Bartletts Point, Battery at, New York – On French Creek.
Batterskill Camp on the, New York
Bayards Hill Battery at, New York – New York City.
Bedloes Island Fort on, New York – Now Fort Wood.
Beekmans Slip Redoubt at, New York – New York City.
Bemis Heights Fortifications at, New York – On Hudson River, near Stillwater.
Bender Fort, New York – At Rochester.
Black Camp, New York – At Hempsted.
Black Rock Fort at New York – At Buffalo; now Fort Porter.
Blackwells Island Fort on, New York – Fort Maxey.
Blockhouse Point Blockhouse at, New York.
Bloomingdale Fort, New York – At Bloomingdale.
Boswyck Blockhouses at, New York – On Long Island.
Box Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Boyds Island Blockhouse on, New York
Brewington or Brewerton Fort, New York – On Lake Oneida.
Broadway Barracks, New York – New York City.
Brown Fort, New York – Near Plattsburg.
Buffalo Barracks, New York – At Buffalo.
Buffalo Fort at, New York – Fort Porter.
Bull Fort, New York – On Wood Creek, 2 miles from Rome.
Bulls Ferry Blockhouse at, New York – On North River.
Bunker Hill Fort, New York – New York City.
Buns Hill Battery at, New York – Near Fort Constitution, at West Point.
Burgoyne Camp, New York – At Saratoga.
Burlings Slip Fort at, New York – New York City.
Burnet Fort, New York – At Oswego.
Bute Fort, New York – Near Fort Stanwix, at Rome.

Cahaniaga or Caughnawaga, Fort, New York
Caldwell Fort at, New York – Fort William Henry.
Canagora Fort, New York – On Mohawk River.
Canajohara Fort, New York – Same as Canagora.
Canby Camp, New York – In New York City.
Cannatchocari Fort, New York – On Mohawk River.
Capsey Battery, New York – At New York City.
Carillon, Fort, New York – On Lake George. (See Ticonderoga.)
Castle Garden, Camp at New York – In New York City.
Castle Island, Redoubt on, New York – Near Albany. (See Fort Nassau.)
Castle Williams, New York – On Governors Island.
Chain Battery, New York – At Highlands, West Point.
Charles Fort, New York – At Kingsbridge.
Chatterton Hill, Batteries on, New York – New York City.
Chauncey Fort, New York – At Sacket Harbor.
Chemung Camp, New York – At Elmira.
Chenectedi Fort, New York – (See Fort Corlar, Schenectady.)
Chonaguen Fort, New York – Now Fort Oswego.
Claverack Fort, New York.
Clinton Castle, New York – At New York City; now known as Castle Garden.
Clinton Fort, New York – At West Point.
Clyde Fort New York – Freys Bush, 2 miles southwest of Fort Plain.
Cobble Hill Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Cobbleskill Blockhouse at, New York.
Cock Hill Fort, New York – At New York City.
Coenties Battery, New York – New York City.
Columbus Fort, New York – On Governors Island.
Conogohery Fort at, New York – Fort Rensselaer.
Constitution Fort, New York – On the Hudson River, opposite West Point.
Cork Screw Fort, New York – On Long Island; name changed to Fort Swift.
Corlaers Hook, Fort at. New York.
Couty Fort, New York – At month of Niagara River.
Covington Fort, New York – Franklin County; now town of that name.
Cox Hill, Redoubt, New York – At New York City.
Cralo Fort, New York – On Hudson River, above Albany.
Craven Fort, New York – In Oneida County.
Crown Point, Battery at, New York – At Corlears Hook, New York City.
Crown Point, Fort at, New York – Fort Frederick, on Lake Champlain.
Cummings, Redoubt, New York – On Long Island, near Brooklyn.
Cuyler’s Sugarhouse. Magazine at, New York – New York City.
Cypress Hills National Cemetery, New York – At Brooklyn.

Dalghton Fort, New York – Possibly intended for Fort Dayton.
Danube Fort, New York – A stockade fort.
Davids Island Depot, etc., New York – Now Fort Slocum.
Dayton Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, at Herkimer.
DeCamp General Hospital, New York – On Davids Island.
Defiance Fort, New York – At Red Hook.
Defiance Fort, New York – Opposite Ticonderoga
Delancy Fort, New York – On Bergen Neck.
Delphi Fortifications at, New York.
Denonville Fort, New York – Near Niagara Falls.
Diamond Fort, New York – Now Fort Lafayette.
Dobbs Ferry, Fort at, New York – On the Hudson River.
Doubleday Battery, New York – At Fort Hamilton.
Do-ve-gat Camp New York – At Coveville.
Duane Battery, New York – at Fort Wadsworth
DuBoise Fort, New York – At Catskill
Dutchess Camp, New York – At Poughkeepsie

East Fort, New York – Near Oswego.
East Bank, Fort at, New York – New York Harbor.
Edward Fort, New York – On Hudson River, at mouth of Edward Creek, Washington County; now town of that name.
Ellisburg Fortifications at New York.
Ellis Island Forn on New York – Fort Gibson.
Esopus Fort at New York

Fayette Fort, New York – At Verplanck Point, 3 miles below Peekskill.
Fireman Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Fish Fort, New York – On Manhattan Island at Harlem.
Fish Creek Fort at, New York -At Saratoga Springs.
Fishers Island Fort on, New York – Fort H. G. Wright.
Fishkill Barracks, New York – At Fishkill.
Flatbush Redoubt at, New York
Fly Slip Breastwork at New York – New York City.
Fordham Heights Camp at, New York
Four Mile Point Camp, New York – Near Ticonderoga
Franklin Fort, New York – On Long Island at Lloyd’s Neck
Frederick Fort, New York – At Albany.
Frederick Fort, New York – At Crownpoint.
French’s Mills, Post, New York – On Sand River, Franklin County.
French’s Creek, Fort, New York – At Oswego.

Gage Fort, New York – On Lake George
Gaines Fort, New York – At Plattsburg
Gaines Fort, New York – At West Point
Gansevoort Fort, New York – New York City, at foot of Twelfth and Gansevoort Streets
Gardiners Bay Fort at New York – On Long Island Sound
George Fort, New York – At New York City.
George Fort, New York – On Long Island.
George Fort, New York – At Oswego.
German Flats Forts on New York – Forts Dayton, Herkimer, and Stanwix.
Gibson Fort, New York – On Ellis Island.
Gillmore Battery, New York – At Fort Hamilton
Governors Island Fortifications on New York – Fort Columbus and Castle Williams
Gowanus Bay Redoubts at New York
Grand Battery, New York – At Bowling Green.
Grant Camp, New York – In New York City.
Grant General Hospital, New York – At Willets Point.
Great Gull Island, Fort on, New York – Fort Michie.
Greene Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Greenburg Camp, New York – At Tarrytown.
Greenbush Cantonment at, New York
Grenadier Battery, New York – At New York City.
Guenther Camp, New York – At the Exposition Grounds, Buffalo, 1901.

Half Moon Post, New York – Fourteen miles above Stillwater.
Halletts Point Fort at, New York – Fort Stevens.
Halt Mond Fort, New York
Hamilton Fort, New York – New York Harbor, at the Narrows.
Hardin, Camp, New York – At Sand Lake.
Hardy Fort, New York – Hudson River, Schuylerville.
Hareniger Fort, New York – Same as Fort Herkimer.
Harkeman or Harkimer Fort, New York – Same as Fort Herkimer.
Harlem Heights Fort at, New York – At New York City.
Harrison, Fort, New York – North of Mohawk River, near Stone Arabia.
Harts or Hart Island Depot, New York – New York Harbor.
Havenger or Haveniger Fort, New York – Same as Fort Herkimer.
Savers Island Fortifications on, New York – At mouth of the Mohawk River.
Hell Gate Defenses of, New York – On East River.
Hempstead Camp at, New York – On Long Island; Camp Black.
Hendrick Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, 30 mlles below Herkimer.
Henry Fort, New York – On Lake George.
Herkimer Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, at Herkimer.
Highlands Fortifications on New York – On Hudson River.
Hill Fort, New York – At Auburn.
Hill Fort, New York – At Buffalo.
Hill Fort, New York – At Elmira.
Hill Fort, New York – In Genesee County.
Hope Fort, New York
Horn Fort, New York – Near Bloomingdale.
Horns Hook, Battery at, New York – New York City; Battery Thompson.
Howe Fort, New York – On Lake Champlain, near Ticonderoga
Howe Camp, New York – Scarsdale, Westchester County.
Hubert Street Battery, New York – New York City.
Hudson Battery, New York – At Fort Wadsworth, on Staten Island.
Hunt Barracks, New York – At New York City.
Hunter Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, at mouth of Schoharie Creek, Montgomery County; now town of that name

Independence Fort, New York – On Hudson River, near Peekskill.
Independence Fort. New York – On Tetards Hill, between Kings Bridge and Yonkers.
Independent Battery, New York – At New York City.
Indian Fort, New York.
Ingoldsby Fort, New York – On Hudson River, in Saratoga County.
Ira Harris General Hospital, New York – At Albany.
Irondequoit Fort, New York – Lake Ontario, at mouth of Irondequoit Bay.
Ironsides Camp, New York – On Staten Island.
Iroquois Fort, New York.
Island Point Fort at New York – On Lake Champlain.

Jackson Fort, New York – In St. Lawrence County; now town of that name.
James Fort, New York – At New York City
Jay, Yost, New York – On Governors Island; present site of Fort Coloumbus.
Jefferson Barracks, New York.
Jefferson Fort, New York.
Jeffreys Hook, Battery at, New York.
Jersey Battery, New York – New York City, near North River, between Reade and Doane streets.
Jersey Fort, New York – At Port Jervis.
Johnson Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, about 3 miles west of Amsterdam.
Johnstown Fort, New York – In Schoharie County.
Jones Hill Battery at New York – New York City.

Kasonda Fort, New York – Same as Fort Onondaga
Keene Fort, New York
Keifer Camp, New York – At Troy.
Kentucky Fort, New York – Near Sacket Harbor.
Keyser Fort, New York – In Montgomery County
Kienuka Fort, New York – Near Lewiston: Indian Fort
Kinderhook Forts at New York
King Fort, New York
King Battery, New York – At Fort Totten
Kings Bridge Fort at New York – Fort Independence.
Kniphausen Fort, New York – On Manhattan Island.
Kouari Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, near German Flats; afterwards know as Fort Herkimer

Ladies’ Home General Hospital, At New York City
Lafayette Fort, New York – In New York Harbor, at the Narrows; first called Fort Diamond
Lafayette Fort, New York – At Verplancks Point, on the Hudson River, opposite Stonypoint.
Laight Fort, New York – At New York City, on the Heights northwest of the present Central Park.
La Motte Island Fort on New York – On Lake Champlain; Fort St. Anne
La Presentation Fort, New York – At Ogdensburg.
La Rigolle Fort, New York.
Laurel Hill Battery on New York – New York City.
Lawrence Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Les Sables Fort, New York – On Niagara River.
Lewis Fort, New York.
Lloyd Neck Fort at, New York – On Long Island.
Lower Fort, New York – In Schoharie Valley.
Lydius or Lydus, Fort, New York – On Orange River.
Lyman Fort, New York – On Hudson River, near Lake George; afterwards called Fort Edward.

Madison Barracks, New York – At Sacket Harbor.
Mahan Battery, New York – At Fort Totten.
Maine Camp, New York – In New York City.
Manhattan Island Forts on, New York.
Manhattanville Redoubts at, New York.
Marcy Fort, New York.
Masonic Redoubt, New York – At Brooklyn.
Maxey Fort, New York – On Blackwells Island.
Meigs Fort, New York.
Michie Fort, New York – On Great Gull Island, 12 miles from New London, Connecticut
Middle Ground Fort on, New York – New York Harbor.
Mike Fort, New York.
Miller Fort, New York – Washington County; now town of that name.
Millrock Fort at, New York – In the middle of East River, at the mouth of Harlem River.
Minnisink Fort, New York – In Orange County.
Mohawk Castle Fort, New York – At Danube.
Mohawk River Camp on, New York – At month of Mohawk.
Mohican Fort, New York – Near Manhattan.
Montgomery, Fort, New York – On Hudson River, 6 miles below West Point.
Montgomery Fort, New York – At Rouses Point.
Moon Battery, New York.
Moreau Fort, New York – Near Plattsburg.
Morton Battery, New York – On Staten Island, at Fort Wadsworth.
Moses Creek Camp at, New York – Hudson River, 5 miles from Fort Edward.
Mount Defiance Fort, New York – Near Ticonderoga
Mount Hope, Battery, New York – At Mount Hope.
Mount Independence Fort on, New York – Near Lake Champlain.
Mount Independence Fort on, New York – Fort Putnam, at West Point.
Mud Fort, New York – At Sacket Harbor.
Mull Fort, New York.

McDongall General Hospital, New York – At Fort Schuyler.
McDongall Battery, New York – New York City, near Trinity Church.
McGowans Pass Fortifications at, New York
McKean Fort, New York – Fifty-six miles west of Albany.

Nassau, Fort, New York – On Castle Island, Hudson River.
Neck Fort, New York – On Long Island.
Negro Fort, New York – In southeast part of State.
Neilson Fort, New York – Near Bemis Heights.
Newport Fort, New York – Near Mohawk River.
Newton Fort, New York – On Staten Island, at Fort Wadsworth.
Newtown Fort at, New York.
New Utrecht Point, Fort at, New York.
New York Arsenal, New York – On Governors Island.
Niagara Fort, New York – At mouth of Niagara, 1 mile from Youngstown.
New York State Soldiers’ Homes, Bath and Oxford, New York.
Nicholson Fort, New York – On Hudson River, near Lake George, supposed to be same as Fort Edward.
North Battery, New York.
North Castle Fortifications, New York.
North Cliff Battery, New York.
North River Battery on, New York – New York City.
Nutter’s Battery, New York – Near McGowans Pass.

Oblong Redoubt, New York – Near West Point.
Oneida Fort at, New York – Fort Bull.
Onyades Fort, New York.
Orange (1) Fort, New York – At Bowling Green.
Orange (2) Fort, New York – At Albany.
Ontario Fort, New York- At Oswego, on site of old Fort Pepperell.
Osao Fort, New York – At Auburn.
Oswegatchie Fort, New York – Near Ogdensburg.
Oswego Fort, New York – Present site of Fort Ontario; originally Fort Pepperell.
Ox Fort, New York – Near source of Allegheny.
Oyster Bay Cantonment at, New York – On Long Island.
Oyster Island Battery, New York – On Ellis Island.

Paris Fort, New York – At Stone Arabia, Mohawk Valley.
Pecks Slip Redoubt at, New York – New York City.
Pepperell Fort, New York – Present site of Fort Ontario.
Pike Fort, New York – Near Sacket Harbor.
Pike’s Cantonment, New York – Three miles west of Plattsburg.
Pitt Fort, New York – New York City.
Plain Fort, New York – Montgomery County; on Mohawk River, near mouth of Oquago Creek; now town of that name, on the New York Central Railroad.
Plank Fort, New York – On Mohawk River, about 10 miles northwest of Fort Plain.
Plattsburg Barracks, New York – At Plattsburg.
Plumb Island, Fort at, New York – Fort Terry.
Plume Joseph W. Camp, New York – At Buffalo.
Plum Point Fort, New York – On Hudson River.
Point of Rocks Battery at, New York – Near Harlem.
Pompey Fort at, New York – Ancient fortifications at.
Point Peter Battery at, Georgia – On St. Marys River.
Pooplopens Kill Fort, New York – In the Highlands.
Porter Fort, New York – At Buffalo.
Presentation Fort, New York – At Ogdensburg.
Prince Fort, New York – At Kings Bridge.
Prince Charles Redoubt, New York – On Valentines Hill, southeastern part of the State.
Prince Maurice Fort New York – On Hudson River.
Putnam Fort, New York – On Mount Independence, West Point.

Red Hook Battery at, New York – Southwest comer of Long Island.
Reed Fort, New York – In Schoharie County.
Reme Snyder’s Blockhouse, New York – Northeast of Little Falls.
Rensselaer Fort, New York – At Canajoharie, in Mohawk Valley.
Richmond Fort, New York – On Staten Island; now Fort Wadsworth.
Richmond Battery, New York – At Fort Wadsworth.
Rickey Fort, New York.
Rikers Island Draft Depot at, New York.
Rome Arsenal, New York – At Rome.
Rouses Point Fort at, New York – Fort Montgomery.
Royal Blockhouse, New York – East end of Oneida Lake.
Royal Blockhouse, New York – On Wood Creek.
Rutgers Hill Battery, New York – New York City.

Sacandaga Blockhouse at, New York – In Schoharie County.
Sacket Harbor, Post at, New York – Madison Barracks.
St. Anne, Fort, New York – Isle La Motte, Lake Champlain; also called Fort La Motte.
St. Frederic Fort, New York – On Lake Champlain, near Crownpoint.
St. George Fort, New York – On Long Island, near Mastic.
St. John Fort, New York
St. Joseph’s General Hospital – In New York City.
St. Marys General Hospital, New York – At Rochester.
Salonga Fort, New York – Suffolk County; now town of that name.
Sampson Camp, New York – At Kingston.
Salt Meadow, Fort at, New York.
Sandy Creek Old Fort on, New York – Near Lake Ontario.
Sarasto Fort, New York – On Hudson River; also called Fort George.
Saratoga Fort, New York – At Saratoga
Schenectady Fort, New York – Near Schenectady.
Schlosser Fort, New York – On Niagara River, i mile west of mouth of Gill Creek.
Schuyler Fort New York – At Throgs Neck, New York Harbor.
Scott Fort, New York – At Plattsburg.
Schuyler (old) Fort, New York – At Rome.
Sisters of Charity General Hospital, New York – At Buffalo.
Skenesborough, Fort, New York – At Lake Champlain; present site of Whitehall.
Slocum Fort, New York – On Davids Island, near New Rochelle.
Slongo Fort, New York – Near present site of Smith town.
Slucher Fort, New York – One mile above Niagara Falls.
Smith’s Cantonment, New York – West of Fort Tompkins.
South Battery, New York – On Governors Island.
South Cuff Battery at, New York – On Staten Island.
Southeast Battery New York – On Governors Island.
South Mortar Battery, New York – On Staten Island.
Spencer Redoubt, New York – New York City.
Sprague Camp, New York – On Staten Island
Stanwix Fort, New York – At Rome.
Stenix Fort, New York – Same as Stanwix.
Stevens Fort, New York – At Hallets Point, New York Harbor.
Stirling Fort, New York – At Brooklyn Heights.
Stony Point Fort, New York – Hudson River.
Stony Point Fort on, New York – In the St. Lawrence.
Strong Camp, New York – At Troy.
Sugar Hill or Sugar Loaf Hill Battery, New York – Between Lakes George Champlain.
Sullivan Fort, New York – At Elmira.
Swan Fort, New York.
Swift Fort, New York – At Brooklyn.
Swift Camp, New York – At West Point.
Sword’s House Camp at, New York – Near Saratoga

Tellers Point Fort at New York – Month of Croton River.
Ten Eyk’s Wharf Battery at, New York – New York City.
Terry, Fort, New York – On Plumb Island, Long Island Sound.
Thompson’s Battery, New York – At Horns Hook.
Throgs Neck Fort at, New York – Fort Schuyler.
Ticonderoga Fort, New York – On Lake George; originally called Fort Carrilow.
Tierandequat Fort at, New York -(See Iroudequot.)
Tompkins, Fort, New York – On Staten Island, at Fort Wadsworth.
Tompkins, Fort, New York – At Plattsburg.
Tompkins, Fort, New York – At Sacket Harbor.
Totten Fort, New York – At Willets Point.
Townsend Camp, New York – At Peekskill.
Trinity Church Battery at, New York – New York City.
Tryon, Fort, New York – New York City.

Upper Fort, New York – At Fulton.

Van Rensselaer Fort, New York – At Canajoharie.
Van Rensselaer Fort, New York – At Ogdensburg.
Van Schaicks Island Camp on, New York – Junction of Mohawk and Hudson.
Verplancks Point, Forts at, New York – Forts Lafayette and Fayette.
Virginia Fort, New York – At Sacket Harbor.
Volunteer Fort, New York – At Sacket Harbor.

Wadsworth Fort, New York – On Staten Island, at the Narrows; first called Fort Richmond.
Washington Fort, New York – In New York City.
Waterbury’s Battery, New York – In New York City.
Watervllet Arsenal, New York – At West Troy.
Webb Fort, New York – Near West Point.
West Head Battery at, New York.
West Point, Military Academy at, New York.
Whitehall Blockhouse at, New York.
White Point Fort at, South Carolina – Near Charleston.
Whittlesey Fort, Kentucky – Near Newport.
Whitworth Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg; also called Fort Alexander.
Wichita Camp, Indian Territory – Name changed to Fort Sill.
Wickliffe Camp, Kentucky – On Green River.
Wigfall, Camp, Virginia – Near Bull Run.
Wikoff Camp, New York – At Montauk Point.
Wilhelmus Fort, New York – In Hudson River.
Willets Point Fort at, New York – Fort Totten.
William Augustus Fort, New York – Near Ogdensburg.
William Hendrick Fort, New York – At Bowling Green, New York City.
William Henry Fort, New York – South end of Lake George.
Williams Castle, New York – On Governors Island.
Williams Fort, New York – On Mohawk River.
Winslow Fort, New York – Hudson River, above Mohawk.
Wood, Fort, New York – On Bedloes Island.
Woodlawn National Cemetery, New York – At Elmira.
Wright H. G. Fort, New York – On Fishers Island; eastern entrance to Long Island Sound
Wyilys Fort, New York – On Hudson River, near West Point
Zimmerman Fort, New York – At St. Johnsville.


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