Military Forts by State

 

 

Connecticut 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.

Connecticut State Soldiers' Home Noroton, Connecticut.
Cressel, Fort, Connecticut on Groton Heights, near New London.

Danbury, Cantonment, Connecticut at Danbury.
Dutch Point, Cantonment, Connecticut near site of Hartford.

East Haven, reservation at, Connecticut

Fairfield, Fort, Connecticut at Fairfield.
Folly, Fort, Connecticut also called Fort Nonsense.

Good Hope, Fort, Connecticut at Hartford.
Griswold, Fort, Connecticut at New London, on Groton Heights.
Groton Heights, fort at Connecticut, now Fort Griswold.

Hale, Fort, Connecticut East side entrance to New Haven Harbor.
Hartford, Fort, Connecticut at Hartford.
Haven, Camp, Connecticut at Niantic.
Het huys de Hoop, Fort, Connecticut at Hartford.
Hill, Fort, Connecticut near Groton Heights.
Hope, Fort, Connecticut See Good Hope.
House of Good Hope, Fort, Connecticut See Good Hope.

Knight General Hospital, Connecticut at New Haven.

Litchfield, fortifications at, Connecticut.

Mamacock, Fort, Connecticut at New London.
Milford, Indian fortifications at, Connecticut in York County; now town of that name.

Nonsense, Fort, Connecticut near New London; also called Fort Folly.

Pequod, Fort, Connecticut on Mystic River.
Perkins, Camp, Connecticut at New Haven.
Point, Fort, Connecticut at Fitchs Point, near Norwalk.

Rock, Fort, Connecticut Now Fort Hale.

Saybrook, Fort, Connecticut on Tomb Hill, mouth of Connecticut River.
Shaws Neck, fort at, Connecticut at New London.
Skinners Head, battery at, Connecticut.
Stonington, fortifications and arsenal at, Connecticut.

Tamhert, Fort, Connecticut.
Tomb Hill, fort on, Connecticut Fort Saybrook.
Trumbull, Fort, Connecticut at New London.

Wooster, Fort, Connecticut New Haven Harbor.

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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