Military Forts by State

 

 

District of Columbia 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.

Armory Square General Hospital, District of Columbia. Washington DC.

Baker, Fort, District of Columbia, on the Eastern Branch, near Washington.
Barclay, Camp, District of Columbia Columbia College.
Barnes General Hospital, District of Columbia at Soldiers' Home.
Barry, Camp, District of Columbia near Bladensburg tollgate.
Battle Ground National Cemetery, District of Columbia near Soldiers Home.
Bayard, Fort, District of Columbia near Tennallytown.
Bunker Hill, Fort, District of Columbia near Washington; about 2 miles east of the Soldiers' Home.

Cadwallader, Camp, District of Columbia, at Kalorama Heights.
Caldwell, Camp, District of Columbia, at Washington
Cameron, Battery, District of Columbia, One mile above Georgetown.
Cameron, Camp, District of Columbia, Fourteenth Street, Washington, D. C.
Campbell General Hospital, District of Columbia, at Washington.
Carroll, Fort, District of Columbia One mile southeast of Giesboro Point.
Carver General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Chain Bridge, battery at, District of Columbia above Georgetown.
Chaplin, Fort, District of Columbia, 1 mile southeast of Bennings Bridge.
Cliffburn Barracks, District of Columbia at Mount Pleasant, Washington.
Cochran, Camp, District of Columbia at Washington.

Davis, Fort, District of Columbia east of the Eastern Branch.
De Russy, Fort, District of Columbia, 2 miles northeast of Tennallytown.
Desmares General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Douglas General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Duncan, Camp, District of Columbia Eastern section of Washington.
Du Pont, Fort, District of Columbia 2 miles southeast of Washington.

Emory General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.

Fenton, Camp, District of Columbia at Washington.
Finley General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Fry, Camp, District of Columbia at Washington.

Gaines, Fort, District of Columbia. Defense of Washington.
Good Hope, Fort, District of Columbia name changed to Fort Wagner.
Graham, Camp, District of Columbia 4 miles north of Washington.
Greble, Fort, District of Columbia 2 miles south of Giesboro Point.
Greenleafs Point, defenses at, District of Columbia Now Washington Barracks.

Harewood General Hospital, District of Columbia. At Washington.
Harlan, Camp, District of Columbia Seventh street road, Washington.

Jameson, Battery, District of Columbia on Eastern Branch of the Potomac.
Jersey, Camp, District of Columbia on Meridian Hill, Washington.
Judiciary Square General Hospital, District of Columbia. at Washington.

Kalorama General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Kearny, Fort, District of Columbia near Tennallytown.
Kemble, Battery, District of Columbia near Chain Bridge.
Keystone, Camp, District of Columbia near Tennallytown.
Kingsbury, Battery, District of Columbia 2 miles northeast of Tennallytown.

Lincoln, Fort, District of Columbia near Bladensburg, Maryland.
Lincoln Barracks, District of Columbia at Washington.
Lincoln General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.

Mahan, Fort, District of Columbia near Washington.
Massachusetts, Fort, District of Columbia near Washington; name changed to Fort Stevens.
Meagher, Camp, District of Columbia near Washington.
Meigs, Fort, District of Columbia east of the Eastern Branch.
Morris, Battery, District of Columbia Defenses of Washington.
Mount Pleasant General Hospital, District of Columbia. At Washington.

Parrott, Battery, District of Columbia Potomac River, above Georgetown.
Pennsylvania, Fort, District of Columbia Northeast of Tennallytown; name changed to Fort Reno.

Rapp, Camp, District of Columbia at Kendall Green, Washington.
Record General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Relief, Camp, District of Columbia at Washington.
Reno, Fort, District of Columbia Northeast of Tennallytown; first called Fort Pennsylvania.
Ricketts, Fort, District of Columbia East of the Eastern Branch.
Rossell, Battery, District of Columbia near Tennallytown.

St. Elizabeth General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Saratoga, Fort, District of Columbia near Washington.
Scott, or Martin Scott, Battery, District of Columbia. near Chain Bridge.
Scott, Winfield, Camp, District of Columbia Franklin square.
Sedgwick Barracks, District of Columbia in Washington.
Seminary General Hospital, District of Columbia. At Georgetown.
Sill, Battery, District of Columbia on Rock Creek.
Slemmer, Fort, District of Columbia One-half mile east of Soldiers' Home.
Slocum, Fort, District of Columbia 3 miles north of Washington City.
Smead, Battery, District of Columbia 2 miles northwest of Tennallytown.
Snyder, Fort, District of Columbia Near the insane asylum.
Soldiers' Home National Cemetery, District of Columbia. At Soldiers' Home.
Sprague, Camp, District of Columbia at Washington.
Stanton, Fort, District of Columbia near Uniontown.
Stanton General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Stevens, Fort, District of Columbia near Soldiers' Home first called Fort Massachusetts.
Stone General Hospital, District of Columbia at Washington.
Stoneman, Camp, District of Columbia at Giesboro Point.
Stoneman, Camp, District of Columbia on Meridian Hill.
Sullivan, Camp, District of Columbia At Washington.

Tennally, Camp, District of Columbia at Tennallytown.
Terrill, Battery, District of Columbia 1 1/2 miles northeast of Tennallytown.
Todd Barracks, District of Columbia at Washington.
Thayer, Fort, District of Columbia 1 1/2 miles southwest of Bladensburg, Maryland.
Totten, Fort, District of Columbia 2 miles north of Washington.

Vermont, Battery, District of Columbia Defenses of Washington.

Wagner, Fort, District of Columbia on Good Hope Hill; first named Fort Good Hope.
Washington Arsenal, District of Columbia at Washington; now Washington Barracks.
Wisewell, Barracks, District of Columbia at Washington.

 

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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