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Maine 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.

Abagadusset, Fort, Maine, near mouth of Kennebec River.
Abbot, Battery, Maine, on Cow Island.
Acker Battery, Maine, At Fort McKinley.
Androscoggin, Fort, Maine, on Androscoggin River.
Anne Run, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Arrowsic Island, fort on, Maine Hammond's Fort.
Ashs Point, Fort, Maine near Goldsboro.
Augusta Arsenal, Maine, at Augusta.
Augusta, fort at Maine.

Baileys Island, garrison on, Maine, at Harpswell.
Bangs Island, fort on, Maine, called also Cushings Island and Fort Island.
Berry, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley.
Berry, Camp, Maine near Portland.
Berwick, fortifications at, Maine
Biddeford, fortifications at, Maine.
Black Point, fort at, Maine Fort Scarborough.
Blair, Battery, Maine at Fort Williams.
Bowdoin, Battery, Maine at Fort Levett, on Cushings Island.
Burrows, Fort, Maine.
Butlers Rock, Battery at, Maine Mouth of Kennebunk River.
Burdette, Camp, Maine near Fort Preble.

Camden, battery at, Maine.
Cape Neddick, or Neddock, fort at, Maine in York County.
Carpenter, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley.
Casco Bay, fort at, Maine Fort Loyal.
Castine, Battery, Maine on Penobscot Bay, 9 miles from Belfast.
Castine, fort at, Maine Fort Pentagoet.
Charles, Fort, Maine at Pemaquid.
Coney, Camp, Maine at Augusta.
Cony General Hospital, Maine at Augusta.
Cow Island, battery on, Maine, off the coast Battery Abbott, of Lincoln County.
Cox's Head, fort at, Maine.
Cushings Island, fort on, Maine, Fort Levett.
Cushenoc, Fort, Maine, on Kennebec River.
Cushing, fort at, Maine, in Lincoln County.

Damariscotta, fortifications at, Maine.
Daniels, Battery, Maine at Fort Levett.
De Hart, Battery, Maine at Fort Williams.

Eastern Branch National Home, Maine at Togus.
East Point Battery, Maine at Castine.
Eastport, fortifications at, Maine.
Edgecomb, Fort, Maine at Wiscasset.

Fairfield, Fort, Maine on Aroostook River, in Aroostook County; now town of that name.
Falmouth, defenses of, Maine.
Farry, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley.
Ferguson, Battery, Maine at Fort Levett.
Foster, Fort, Maine on Gerrish's Island, Portsmouth Harbor.
Frankfort, Fort, Maine on Kennebec River, 16 miles below Augusta.
Frederick, Fort, Maine near Pemaquid, subsequent site of Fort William Henry; first named Fort George.
Friendship, Fort, Maine.
Fry, James B., Camp, Maine at Augusta.
Furiense, Battery, Maine at Castine.

Garesche, Battery, Maine at Fort Williams.
Georges, Battery, Maine on Georges River.
George (1), Fort, Maine at Castine.
George, St. (1), Fort, Maine at Thomaston.
George, (2), Fort, Maine at Pemaquid.
George. St. (2), Fort, Maine on Kennebec River.
George (3), Fort, Maine at Brunswick.
Georgetown, fortifications at, Maine.
Gerrishs Island, fort on, Maine Fort Foster.
Gorges, Fort, Maine on Hog Island Ledge, in Portland Harbor.
Great Diamond Island, fort on, Maine Fort McKinley, in Portland Harbor.
Great Hog Island, battery on, Maine in Portland Harbor.
Griffith, Battery, Maine at Castine.

Half Moon Battery, Maine at Castine.
Halifax, Fort, Maine Kennebec River, above Augusta.
Hammond's Fort, Maine on Arrowsic Island, mouth of Kennebec River.
Hampden, batteries at, Maine.
Hancock Barracks, Maine at Houlton.
Harpswell Neck, defenses of, Maine in Casco Bay.
Hill, Fort, Maine.
Hobart, Battery, Maine at Fort Williams.
Hog Island Ledge, fort on, Maine Fort Gorges.
Honeycutt, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley, on Great Diamond Island.
Houlton, barracks at, Maine Hancock Barracks.
House Island, fort on, Maine Fort Scammel, Portland Harbor.
Hunnewell's Point, fort at, Maine Fort Popham.

Ingalls, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley.

Kearny, Battery, Maine at Fort Preble.
Kendrick Battery, Maine on Gushing Island, at Fort Levett.
Kennebec Arsenal, Maine at Augusta.
Kennebec River (mouth of), fortifications at, Maine.
Kennebunk Point, fortifications at, Maine.
Kent, Fort, Maine at junction of Fish and St. Johns rivers, Aroostook County; now town of that name.
Keyes, Camp, Maine near Augusta.
Kittery Point, fort at, Maine Fort McClary.
Knox, Fort, Maine at Bucksport.

Larrabee, Fort, Maine.
Levett, Fort, Maine on Cushings Island, near Portland.
Lewiston, fortifications at Maine.
Lincoln, Abe, Camp, Maine at Portland.
Loyal, Fort, Maine on Casco Bay.

Machias, fortifications at, Maine.
McClary, Fort, Maine on Kittery Point, Portsmouth Harbor.
McClary, Fort, Maine on Kittery Point, Portsmouth Harbor.
Mackeys Island, camp on, Maine in Portland Harbor.
McKinley, Fort, Maine on Great Diamond Island, Portland Harbor.
Madison, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Mary, Fort, Maine at Biddeford.
Moore Island, fort on, Maine Fort Sullivan.
Mount Desert, fort at, Maine.

Negas, Fort, Maine on Penobscot River.
Neutral Island, fort on, Maine.
New Casco, Fort, Maine on Presumpscot River.
New Castle, fort at, Maine
New Dartmouth, fort at, Maine
New Gloucester, blockhouse at, Maine.
Norembega, Fort, Maine on Penobscot River.
Norridgewock, Fort, Maine.
North Island, fort on, Maine
North Yarmouth, stockades at, Maine on Royal River.

O'Brien, Fort, Maine.
Oyster River, Maine Fortified houses on.

Passamaquoddy, defenses of, Maine.
Pentagoet, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Pepperell, Fort, Maine.
Pegypscot Falls, fort at, Maine.
Pemaquid, fort at, Maine Fort Charles.
Penobscot, Fort, Maine
Penobscot Bay and River, fort on, Maine At the narrows of the Penobscot.
Point, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Popham, Fort, Maine on Hunnewells Point, mouth of Kennebec River.
Porter, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Portland Head, fort at, Maine Fort Williams.
Powers, Camp, Maine at Augusta.
Pownall, Fort, Maine at Castine.
Preble, Fort, Maine at Spring Point, in Portland Harbor.
Prince William, Fort, Maine at Pemaquid.

Ramsay, Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley.
Richmond, Fort, Maine on west bank of the Kennebec, opposite Swan Island.
Robinsons Point, battery at, Maine St. Georges River.
Royal, Fort, Maine at Portland. (See Fort Loyal.)
Russel's Garrison, Maine at Dartmouth.

Saco, Fort, Maine on Saco River, near the falls.
St. Charles, Fort, Maine at Pemaquid.
St. Croix Island, Fort, Maine in Schoodic River.
St. Georges Bay and River, fort on, Maine.
St. George, Fort, Maine at Phippsburg.
St. George, Fort, Maine at Thomaston.
Scammel, Fort, Maine on House Island, Portland Harbor.
Scarborough, Fort, Maine at Black Point.
Shaws Point, battery at, Maine.
Sheepscot Bay, fort at, Maine Fort Wiscasset.
Sherbrooke, Battery, Maine at Castine.
Shirley, Fort, Maine at Dresden.
Spring Point, fort at, Maine Fort Preble.
Sullivan, Battery, Maine At Fort Williams.
Sullivan, Fort, Maine On Moore Island, Passamaquoddy Bay.
Sumner, Fort, Maine At Portland.

Teconnett, Fort, Maine Kennebec River; afterwards Fort Halifax.
Thompson Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley, on Great Diamond Island, Portland Harbor.
Topsham, Fort, Maine near Brunswick.
Totonnock, Fort, Maine Kennebec River.

United States Battery, Maine at Castine.

Western, Fort, Maine at Augusta.
Weymouth Battery, Maine at Fort McKinley, on Great Diamond Island, Portland Harbor.
Wicassett, fort at, Maine See Sheepscot Bay.
William Henry, Fort, Maine at Pemaquid.
Williams, Fort, Maine at Portland Head.
Wiscasset, Fort, Maine at Sheepscot Bay.

Yarmouth, fort at, Maine.
York, fortifications at, Maine.

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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