Military Forts by State

 

 

California Military Forts

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.

Alcatraz Island, fortifications on, California, San Francisco Harbor.
Alert, Camp, California near San Francisco.
Alexander, Battery, California at Fort Baker, California.
Anderson, Camp or Fort, California, in Humboldt County.
Anderson, J. W., Camp, California, at Sacramento.
Angel Island, fort in, California, Now Fort McDowell.

Babbitt, Camp, California, at Visalia.
Baker, Fort, California, on Mud River, in Humboldt County.
Baker, Fort, California, at Lime Point, San Francisco Harbor.
Baldwin, Battery, at Fort Winfield Scott, California.
Banning, Camp, California at San Bernardino.
Barret, Camp, California at Fruitvale.
Benicia Arsenal, California at Benicia.
Benicia Barracks, California at Benicia.
Bidwell, Fort, California In Surprise Valley; Modoc County; now town of that name.
Blaney, Battery, California at Fort Winfield Scott.
Boutelle, Battery, California at Fort Winfield Scott.
Bragg, Fort, California Fifty miles south of Cape Mendocino, Mendocino County; now town of that name.
Brothers Islands, Reservation, California. In San Francisco Harbor.
Brent, Fort, Colorado Same as Bent's Fort.
Burnham. Battery, California at Fort Mason.
Burton, Camp, California at San Diego.

Cady, Camp, California, on Mojave River, 145 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
California State Soldiers' Home, Yountville, California.
Callahan's Ranch, camp near, California, In Scotts Valley.
Cape of Pines, fort on, California Harbor of Monterey.
Carleton, Camp, California at San Bernardino.
Cass, Camp, California at Redbluff.
Cavallo Point Battery, California at Cavallo Point.
Cranston, Battery, California, at the Preside.
Crook, Fort, California on Fall River, in Shasta County.
Crosby, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Curtis, Camp, California, in Humboldt County.

Dead Mans Island, Reservation, California in Wilmington Harbor.
Defiance, Fort, California 4 miles below Fort Yuma.
Discharge, Camp, California on Angel Island.
Downey, Camp, California in Contra Costa County.
Drew, Battery, California at Fort McDowell.
Drum, Camp, California near San Pedro.
Drum Barracks, California near Wilmington.
Duncan, Battery, California at Fort Baker.

Far West Barracks, California near Marysville.
Fetterman, Battery, California at Fort Rosecrans.
Fitzgerald, Camp, California at Los Angeles.
Fontana Barracks, California at San Francisco.

Gaston, Fort, California in Hoopa Valley.
Godfrey, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Grant National Park, camp in, California.
Guejarros, Fort, California at eastern entrance to San Diego Bay.

Hill, Fort, California at Monterey.
Howe, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Humboldt, Fort, California at Bucksport, on Humboldt Bay.

Iaqua, Camp, California in Humboldt County.
Independence, Fort, California on Oak Creek, in Owens River Valley.

Jaqua, Camp, California in northwest California. See Iaqua.
Jones, Fort, California in Scotts Valley, Siskiyou County; now town of that name.

Kirby, Battery, California at Fort Baker.

Lancaster, Battery, California at the Presidio.
La Paz, Camp, California in Lower California.
Latham, Camp, California near Los Angeles.
Ledyard, Battery, California at Fort McDowell.
Lime Point, fort at, California Fort Baker.
Lincoln, Camp, California near Crescent City.
Lobos Point, fort at, California Fort Miley.
Lorna Point, Reservation, California in San Diego Harbor.
Low, Camp, California at San Juan.

McClear, Camp, California on Fergno River.
McClear, Camp, California on Fergno River.
McDowell, Fort, California on Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.
McGrath, Battery, California at Fort Rosecrans.
Mackall, Camp, California in Round Valley.
Maine Island Reservation, California San Pablo Bay.
Marian Islands, Reservation, California San Francisco Harbor.
Mason, Fort, California at Black Point, San Francisco.
Mendell, Battery, California at Fort Baker.
Mendocino, fort at, California Fort Bragg.
Merriam, Camp, California at the Presidio.
Merritt, Camp, California at the Presidio.
Miley, Fort, California.
Miller, Camp, California at the Presidio.
Miller, Fort, California on San Joaquin River, at Millerton.
Molate Island, Reservation, California San Francisco Bay.
Monterey Barracks, California at Monterey.
Monterey Ordnance Depot, California at Monterey.
Monterey, Fort (old), California at Monterey.
Monterey, Redoubt, California at Monterey.
Montgomery, Fort, California near San Francisco.
Morris, Camp, California at San Bernardino.

North Island, Reservation, California in San Diego Harbor.

Pacific Branch Soldiers' Home, California Los Angeles County.
Pardees Ranch, Post, California on old Trinity Trail.
Peninsula Island, reservation, California.
Point, Fort, California at Golden Gate entrance to San Francisco Bay; now Fort Winfield Scott.
Point Lobos, fort at, California Fort Miley.
Point Lorna Reservation, California at Lorna Point.
Point San Jose, fort at, California Now Fort Mason.
Prentiss, Camp, California near San Bernardino.
Presidio of Monterey, California at Monterey.
Presidio of San Diego, California at San Diego.
Presidio of San Francisco, California at San Francisco.
Presidio of Santa Barbara, California at Santa Barbara.
Protection Island, Reservation, California Opposite Protection Island, entrance to Port Discovery.

Rancho del Chino, Post, California 30 miles southeast from Los Angeles.
Rancho de Jurupa, Post, California on Santa Anna River.
Reading, Fort, California in Shasta County.
Red Rock, Reservation, California Molate Island, San Francisco Harbor.
Reynolds, Camp, California on Angel Island; now Fort McDowell.
Riley, Camp, California 12 miles from San Diego.
Rosecrans, Fort, California at San Diego.
Ross, Fort, California Sonoma County, on the coast, 40 miles north of Bodega Bay, now town of that name.

Sacramento, fort at, California Sutters Fort.
Saffold, Battery, California at the Presidio.
San Bernardino, Camp, California on Dead Man's Island.
San Carlos, Battery, California at Monterey.
San Diego Barracks, California at San Diego.
San Diego, fort at, California Fort Rosecrans.
San Felipe, Camp, California on San Felipe Creek.
San Francisco National Cemetery, California at the Presidio.
San Joaquin, Fort, California Entrance to bay of San Francisco; present site of Fort Winfield Scott.
San Jose Point, Fort, California on bay of San Francisco; present site of Fort Mason.
San Miguel, Camp, California in Tulare Valley.
San Pablo Bay Reservation, California.
San Pedro Reservation, California.
Santa Barbara, camp at, California at Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara, Presidio of, California at Santa Barbara.
Santa Isabel, Camp, California 60 miles east of San Diego.
Scott, Winfield, Fort, California at the Presidio, San Francisco.
Sequoia National Park, reservation and camp in California.
Seward, Fort, California on Eel River, 65 miles southeast of Humboldt.
Sherwood, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Sisters, the, Reservation, California in San Francisco Bay.
Slaughter, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Sonoma, Camp, California at Sonoma.
Spencer, Battery, California at the Presidio.
Stanislaus, Camp, California on Stanislaus River.
Steele, Camp, California on Merced River.
Stotsenburg. Battery, California At the Presidio.
Sutters Fort, California Near Sacramento; also called Fort Sacramento.

Taylor, Camp, California on Pitt River, 8 miles southeast from Fort Crook.
Tejon, Fort, California Kern County, near Tejon Pass, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.
Ter-waw, Fort, California near Crescent City.
Three Sisters Reservation, California Entrance to San Pablo Bay.
Three Brothers Reservation, California Entrance to San Pablo Bay.
Tulare, Camp, California in Tulare County.

Union, Camp, California near Sacramento.

Wallace, Battery, California at Fort McDowell.
Weller, Fort, California on Russian River, 50 miles from Cloverdale.
Wilkeson, Battery, California at Fort Rosecrans.
Winfield Scott, Fort, California at the Presidio; was formerly called Fort Point.
Wood, A. E., Camp, California in Yosemite National Park.
Wool, Fort, California Mouth of Trinity River.
Wright, Fort, California in Round Valley.
Wright General Hospital, California. At San Francisco.
Wright, Camp, California near Warner's Ranch.

Yerba Buena Island, Reservation, California in San Francisco Harbor.
Yosemite National Park, reservation and camp in, California.
Yuma, Fort, California on Colorado River, opposite mouth of the Gila.

 

Military Forts

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

 
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