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Wisconsin Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Atkinson, Fort, Wisconsin – On Rock River, at the head of Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson County; now town of that name.

Cassville Fort at, Wisconsin.
Crawford Fort, Wisconsin – On Mississippi River, near Prairie du Chien.

Defiance, Fort, Wisconsin – Near Mineralpoint.
Douglas Camp, Wisconsin – In Juneau County.

Gratiot Grove, Fort at, Wisconsin.
Green Bay, Fort at, Wisconsin – Fort Howard; also an old fort there built in 1726.

Hamilton Fort, Wisconsin – In Lafayette County.
Harvey General Hospital, Wisconsin – At Madison.
Harvey Camp, Wisconsin – At Milwaukee.
Howard Fort, Wisconsin – At Greenbay.

Jackson Fort, Wisconsin – At Mineralpoint

Koshkonong Fort, Wisconsin – On Lake Koshkonong
Kas Kanong Fort, Wisconsin – On lake of same nane

Mound Fort, Wisconsin – At the Blue Mound.

McKay Fort, Wisconsin – At Prairie du Chien.
McKown Camp, Wisconsin – Thirty-five miles north of Madison.

Northwestern Branch National Home, Wisconsin – Milwaukee County.

Parish’s Fort, Wisconsin – At Wingville.
Plattesville Fort at, Wisconsin – In Grant County.
Prairie du Chien Fort at. Wisconsin – Fort Crawford.

Randall Camp, Wisconsin – At Madison.
Reno Camp, Wisconsin – At Milwaukee.

Shelby Fort, Wisconsin – At Prairie du Chien.
Shullsburg Fort, Wisconsin – In Lafayette County.
Sinipee Fort, Wisconsin – On Mississippi River, in southeast part of State.
Smith Camp, Wisconsin – At Greenbay.
Sturgeon Bay Reservation at, Wisconsin.
Sumter Fortifications, Wisconsin – In Sauk County.
Swift General Hospital, Wisconsin – At Prairie du Chien.

Union Fort, Wisconsin – Near Dodgeville.
Vieux Desert Island Fort on, Wisconsin – In Wisconsin River.


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 May 2016.
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/wisconsin/wisconsin-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm
- Last updated on Aug 4th, 2012

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