Military Forts by State

 

 

Alabama Military Forts by State

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Alabama, Fort, Alabama, on Coosa River, in Elmore County.
Alexandria, Fort, Alabama near Mobile.
Alexis, Fort, Alabama, near Mobile.
Armstrong, Fort, Alabama on Etowah River, near the Coosa.

Bailey, Battery, Alabama, near Mobile.
Bainbridge, Fort, Alabama, 17 miles southeast of Tuskegee.
Bibb, Fort, Alabama in Butler County.
Blakely, Fort, Alabama near Mobile.
Bluff, Fort, Alabama in Morgan County.
Bowyer, Battery, Alabama at Fort Morgan.
Bowyer, Fort, Alabama Present site of Fort Morgan.
Browder, Fort, Alabama in Barbour County.

Canal Battery, Alabama at Mobile.
Canby, Battery, Alabama at Mobile.
Cedar Point, reservation, Alabama at entrance to Mobile Bay.
Charlotte, Fort, Alabama at Mobile; first called Fort Conde.
Choctaw Point, or Bluff, fort at, Alabama. Fort Stonewall, near Mobile.
Claiborne, Fort, Alabama on the Alabama River, near mouth of Limestone Creek.
Clark, Camp, Alabama near Mobile.
Conde, Fort, Alabama near Mobile; name changed to Fort Charlotte.
Confederation, Fort, Alabama at Jones Bluff, in Sumter County.
Craven, Battery, Alabama, near Mobile.
Crawford, Fort, Alabama, in Russell County.
Curry's Fort, Alabama, on the Tombigbee River.

Dale, Fort, Alabama in Butler County.
Dauphin Island, fort on, Alabama Fort Gaines.
Davis, Fort, Alabama Macon County now town of that name.
Dearborn Battery, Alabama at Fort Morgan.
Decatur, Fort, Alabama on Tallapoosa River.
Defiance, Camp, Alabama 48 miles west of Chattahoochee.
Defiance, Fort, Arizona at Canyon Bonita, Apache County.
Deposit, Fort, Alabama on Tennessee River, at mouth of Honeycomb Creek, Lowndes County; now town of that name.
Duportail, Battery, Alabama at Fort Morgan.

Easely's Fort, Alabama Near junction of Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
Elk River, fort at, Alabama Fort Hawkins.

Farragut, Battery, Alabama near Mobile.
Florida, Fort, Alabama on Mobile River.
Forse, Camp, Alabama at Huntsville.

Gadsden, Fort, Alabama near Spanish Fort.
Gaines, Fort, Alabama on Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, on site of old Fort Tombigbee.
Gladden, Redoubt, Alabama near Mobile.
Glass, Redoubt, Alabama, Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
Granger General Hospital, Alabama at Huntsville.
Grants Island, reservation, Alabama in Mobile Bay.
Great Horseshoe Bend, fortified camp at, Alabama on Tallapoosa River; called by the Indians "Tohopeka."
Gunters Landing, cantonment at, Alabama.

Hampton, Fort, Alabama on Elk River.
Harker, Battery, Alabama at Stevenson.
Hawn, Fort, Alabama on Tombigbee River.
Henderson, Fort, Alabama in Lee County.
Herbert, Hilary A., Camp, Alabama at Montgomery.
Heron Island, fort on, Alabama Fort Powell.
Horseshoe Bend, Alabama on Tallapoosa River.
Hull, Fort, Alabama 5 miles south of Tuskegee.
Huger, Fort, Alabama near the mouth of the Tensas River.

Ingersoll, Fort, Alabama

Jackson, Fort, Alabama at junction of Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, on the site of old Fort Tholouse.
Jackson, Fort, Florida 13 miles southwest of Tallahassee.
Johnston, Camp, Alabama at Mobile.
Jones, Fort, Alabama near Roanoke, Randolph County.

Lashley's Fort, Alabama at Talladega.
Lavier, Fort, Alabama between Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
Likens, Fort, Alabama In Broom Lower Valley.
Lincoln, Battery, Alabama near Huntsville.
Louis, Fort, Alabama at mouth of Mobile River.

McCrary, Fort, Alabama near Roanoke.
McDermitt, Fort, Alabama near Mobile.
McIntosh, Battery, Alabama a defense of Mobile.
Mackintosh Redoubt, Alabama near Mobile.
Madison, Fort, Alabama between Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
Minis, Fort, Alabama near Montgomery.
Missouri, Battery, Alabama above Dog River, near Spanish Fort.
Mitchell, Fort, Alabama Russell County, on Chattahoochee River; now town of that name; 10 miles below Columbus.
Mobile Arsenal, Alabama at Mobile.
Mobile National Cemetery, Alabama near Mobile.
Mobile Point, forts at, Alabama Forts Morgan and Seraf.
Montgomery, Fort, Alabama near Alabama River, opposite the "Cut Off."
Morgan, Fort, Alabama at Mobile Point, eastern side of entrance to Mobile Bay.
Morton, Battery, Alabama near Fort Morgan.
Mound, Battery, Alabama near Mobile.
Mount Vernon Arsenal, Alabama at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama at Mount Vernon.

Opelika, Fort, Alabama at Opelika.

Pass au Heron, Tower, Alabama at Mobile Bay.
Payne, Fort, Alabama Dekalb County; now town of that name.
Pierce, Fort, Alabama on Alabama River, 2 miles south of Fort Mimms.
Pinto, Fort, Alabama near Mobile.
Powell, Fort, Alabama on Heron Island, Mobile Bay.

Rankin's Fort, Alabama near Mobile River.
Red, Fort, Alabama near Spanish Fort.
Reviers, Fort, Alabama between Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.

St. Louis de la Mobile, Fort, Alabama on Mobile Bay.
St. Philip, Fort, Alabama on Mobile River, 20 miles above Mobile.
St. Stephens, Fort, Alabama on Tombigbee River, 142 miles southwest of Montgomery.
Schenck, Battery, Alabama at Fort Morgan.
Seraf, Fort, Alabama at Mobile Point.
Shipp, Camp, Alabama at Anniston.
Sidney Johnston, Fort, Alabama at Mobile.
Sinquefield, Fort, Alabama between Alabama and Tombigbee rivers.
Stanton, Battery, Alabama at Fort Gaines.
Stephens, Fort, Alabama on Alabama River, above Mobile.
Stevenson, Fort, Alabama at Stevenson.
Stodderd, Fort, Alabama on Alabama River, near the junction of the Tombigbee.
Stonewall, Fort, Alabama at Choctaw Bluff.
Strother, Fort, Alabama On Coosa River, near the Ten Islands.

TTaylor, Camp, Alabama at Huntsville.
Terrett, Battery, Alabama at Fort Gaines.
Thomas Barracks, Alabama at Huntsville.
Thomas, Battery, Alabama at Fort Morgan.
Thoulouse, Fort, Alabama Subsequent site of Fort Jackson; at Tuskegee, on Mobile River.
Tighlman, Battery, Alabama near Mobile.
Tombigbee, Fort, Alabama on Little Tombigbee River.
Tombigbee, Fort, Alabama on Dauphine Island; subsequent site of Fort Gaines.
Toll Gate, Camp, Arizona 40 miles northwest of Prescott; name changed to Camp Hualpai.
Toulouse, Fort, Alabama. East bank of Coosa River, 4 miles above its junction with the Tallapoosa.
Tower Island Reservation, Alabama in Mobile Bay.
Tracey, or Tracy, Fort, Alabama near mouth of Tensas River.
Truson, Fort, Alabama near Spanish Fort.
Tyler, Fort, Alabama in Chambers County.

Wheeler, Camp, Alabama at Huntsville.
Wheeler, Camp, Alabama at Huntsville.
White, Fort, Alabama in Clarke County.
Williams, Fort, Alabama on Coosa River, at the mouth of Cedar Creek.

 

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Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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