Delaware Military Forts
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.
Battery, Delaware, At Fort Delaware.
Albin, Battery, Delaware at Fort
Altona, Fort, Delaware near present
site of Wilmington.
Point, Camp, Delaware near Delaware City.
Brandywine Creek, camp at, Delaware.
Burlington, reservation in, Delaware.
Fort, Delaware, on Delaware River.
Carpenter Island, battery on, Delaware on Delaware River, near
Casimir, Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, near Newcastle.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, fort at, Delaware opposite Pea
Christina, Fort, Delaware near Wilmington.
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.
Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, near mouth of Salem Creek.
Fort, Delaware on Tinicum Island.
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.
Fort, Delaware on Delaware River, at Newcastle; also called Fort
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.)
Island, fort on, Delaware Fort Delaware.
Battery, Delaware at Fort Dupont.
Bead, Battery, Delaware at Fort Du Pont.
Rodney, Battery, Delaware at Fort Du Pont.
Fort, Delaware See Fort Casimir.
Smithers, Camp, Delaware near Wilmington.
General Hospital, Delaware at Wilmington.
Torbert, Battery, Delaware at Fort Delaware.
Trinity, Fort, Delaware at Newcastle.
Tunnell, Camp, Delaware at Middletown.
Wilmington Arsenal, Delaware at
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.