Military Forts by State

 

 

Delaware 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.

Alburtis, Battery, Delaware, At Fort Delaware.
Albin, Battery, Delaware at Fort Delaware.
Altona, Fort, Delaware near present site of Wilmington.

Battery Point, Camp, Delaware near Delaware City.
Brandywine Creek, camp at, Delaware.
Burlington, reservation in, Delaware.

Campayne, Fort, Delaware, on Delaware River.
Carpenter Island, battery on, Delaware on Delaware River, near Fort Mifflin.
Casimir, Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, near Newcastle.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, fort at, Delaware opposite Pea Patch Island.
Christina, Fort, Delaware near Wilmington.

Du Pont, Camp, Delaware in Newcastle County.
Du Pont, Fort, Delaware at Delaware City.
Delaware, Fort, Delaware on Pea Patch Island, near Newcastle.
Dodd, Battery, Delaware at Fort Delaware.

Elfsborg, Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, near mouth of Salem Creek.

Gottenburg, Fort, Delaware on Tinicum Island.

Hare's Corner, Camp, Delaware near Newcastle.
Henlopen, Cape, fort at, Delaware.
Hentig, Battery, Delaware at Fort Delaware.
Hoarkill, Fort, Delaware, Delaware Bay, at Lewes.
Hokessen, Camp, Delaware in Newcastle County.

Kasimir, Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, at Newcastle; also called Fort Trinity.

New Amstel, Fort, Delaware at Newcastle. (See Niewar Amstel.)
Newcastle Arsenal, Delaware at Newcastle.
New Gottenburg, Fort, Delaware on Timicum Island.
Niewar Amstel, Fort, Delaware at Newcastle. (See New Amstel.)

Pea Patch Island, fort on, Delaware Fort Delaware.

Ritchie, Battery, Delaware at Fort Dupont.
Bead, Battery, Delaware at Fort Du Pont.
Rodney, Battery, Delaware at Fort Du Pont.

Sandhocken, Fort, Delaware See Fort Casimir.
Smithers, Camp, Delaware near Wilmington.

Tilton General Hospital, Delaware at Wilmington.
Torbert, Battery, Delaware at Fort Delaware.
Trinity, Fort, Delaware at Newcastle.
Tunnell, Camp, Delaware at Middletown.

Uplandt, Fort, Delaware.

Wilmington Arsenal, Delaware at Wilmington.

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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