Military Forts by State

 

 

Maryland 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.

Alexander, Battery, Maryland near Washington.
Alexander, Fort, Maryland 3 miles above Georgetown, District of Columbia; name changed to Redoubt Davis.
Annapolis, fortifications at, Maryland Forts Horn, Madison, and Severn, and Naval Academy.
Annapolis National Cemetery, Maryland, at Annapolis.
Antietam National Cemetery, Maryland at Sharpsburg.
Armistead, Fort, Maryland at Hawkins Point, Patapsco River.
Augustin, Battery, Maryland, at Fort Carroll.

Bailey, Battery, Maryland, 4 miles above Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Baker, Camp, Maryland, on Lower Potomac.
Bates, Camp, Maryland near Poolesville.
Beaumonts Point, fort at, Maryland on Severn River, near Annapolis.
Benson, Battery, Maryland near Tenallytown, D. C.
Benton, Camp, Maryland at Poolesville.
Bradford, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
Bradford, Fort, Maryland at Hagerstown.
Budds Ferry, battery at, Maryland.
Buford, Camp, Maryland in Charles County.

Carmel, Camp, Maryland at Frederick City.
Casey, Camp, Maryland at Bladensburg.
Carroll, Camp, Maryland near Baltimore.
Carroll, Fort, Maryland at Sellers Point Flats, Patapsco River, 8 miles below Baltimore.
Chase, Camp, Maryland on the Upper Potomac.
Clagett Battery, Maryland at City Point.
Coffee, Fort, Maryland.
Combes, Fort, Maryland.
Concord Point, battery at, Maryland.
Covington, Fort, Maryland near Fort McHenry.
Crawford, Fort, Maryland, near Craney Creek.
Cresap's Fort, Maryland on North Branch of Potomac River.
Cross, Redoubt, Maryland at Fort Sumner, first called Fort Ripley.
Cumberland, fort at, Maryland Fort Mount Pleasant.

Davis, Redoubt, Maryland 3 miles above Georgetown, D. C.; first called Fort Alexander.
Decatur, Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.
Dix, Fort, Maryland.

Elk River, Fort, Maryland Mouth of Elk River.
Emory, Camp, Maryland at Cumberland.
Emory, Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.

Federal Hill, Fort, Maryland at Baltimore.
Fells Point, battery at, Maryland at Baltimore.
Fenton, Camp, Maryland at Port Tobacco.
Falmouth, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Field, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Revere.
Foote, Fort, Maryland at Rosiers Bluff, on Potomac: River, opposite Alexandria, Virginia.
Franklin, Fort, Maryland a defense of Washington City, 2 miles above Chain Bridge. Name changed to Redoubt Kirby.
Frederick, Fort, Maryland at Frederick.
Frederick, Fort, Maryland near Hancock.
Frenchtown, redoubt at, Maryland.
French Redoubt on Ploughed Hill, at Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Good Hope, Camp, Maryland near the Eastern Branch.

Hamilton, Camp, Maryland at Buckeyestown.
Hammond General Hospital, Maryland at Point Lookout.
Harris, Battery, Maryland at Fort Howard.
Hartshorne, Battery, Maryland at Fort Smallwood, Maryland.
Havre de Grace, battery at, Maryland
Hawkins Point, fort at, Maryland on Patapsco River; now Fort Armistead.
Heart, Battery, Maryland at Fort Carroll.
Hicks General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.
Hicks, Camp, Maryland near Frederick.
Hill, Fort, Maryland at Cumberland.
Hoffman, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
Hoffman, Camp, Maryland at Point Lookout.
Hills Point, fort at, Maryland at Annapolis.
Hooker, Camp, Maryland in Charles County.
Hooker, Camp, Maryland At Frederick Junction.
Horn, Fort, Maryland on Severn River, opposite Annapolis.
Howard, Fort, Maryland at North Point, Patapsco River; 11 miles below Baltimore.
Humphreys Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.

Indian Fort, Maryland.
Indian Head, battery at, Maryland 25 miles below Washington, on Potomac River.
Irons, Battery, Maryland at Fort Armistead.

Jarvis General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.

Kenly, Camp, Maryland near Williamsport.
Kent, Fort, Maryland on Kent Island.
Key, Battery, Maryland at Fort Howard.
Kirby, Battery, Maryland 3 miles above Tennallytown, D. C. first called Fort Franklin.

Lafayette Barracks, Maryland at Baltimore.
Lafayette Square, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
Lawrence, Camp, Maryland in Charles County.
Lazaretto Point, fort at, Maryland Opposite Fort McHenry, at Baltimore.
Lazear, Battery, Maryland at Fort Howard.
Lincoln, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
Liverpool Point, battery at, Maryland on Potomac River.
Lookout, Camp, Maryland near Darnestown.
Loudon Park National Cemetery, Maryland at Baltimore.

McFarland, Battery, Maryland at Fort Armistead.
McHenry, Fort, Maryland at Baltimore.
McKim, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
McKim's Mansion General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.
Madison, Fort, Maryland at Annapolis.
Mansfield, Fort, Maryland near Tennallytown.
Marshall, Fort, Maryland at Baltimore.
Meade, Fort, Maryland at Baltimore.
Meigs Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.
Michigan, Camp, Maryland at Annapolis.
Mount Pleasant, fort at, Maryland Fort Cumberland.
Mudge, Battery, Maryland at Fort Armistead.

National Hotel General Hospital, Maryland, At Baltimore.
Negley, Camp, Maryland near Hagerstown.
Newton University General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.
Nicholson, Battery, Maryland at Fort Howard.
North Point, fort at, Maryland Fort Howard.

Observation, Camp, Maryland near Poolesville.

Palmer Island, fort on, Maryland Fort Susquehanna.
Parole, Camp, Maryland near Annapolis.
Parrots Point, battery at, Maryland Opposite St. Michaels.
Patapsco, Fort, Maryland below Baltimore, in Patapsco River.
Patterson Park General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.
Pendleton, Fort, Maryland in Garrett County.
Pennsylvania, Camp, Maryland near Fort McHenry.
Pikesville Arsenal, Maryland at Pikesville.
Piscataway, fort at mouth of the, Maryland. Fort Washington.
Point, Fort, Maryland at Annapolis.
Point Lookout, camp at, Maryland Camp Hoffman.
Point Patience, fort on, Maryland on Patuxent River.
Prescott, Camp, Maryland near Darnestown.
Potato Battery, Maryland at Havre de Grace.

Remount, Camp, Maryland in Pleasant Valley.
Ripley, Fort, Maryland 2 miles above Chain Bridge, D. C. ; name changed to Redoubt Cross.
Rock Point, fort at, Maryland Fort Smallwood.
Rodger's Bastion, Maryland at Baltimore.
Rowley, Cantonment, Maryland on Potomac River, near the Great Falls.

St. Inigoes, Fort, Maryland near St. Marys.
St. Marys, fort at, Maryland on Potomac River; Fort St. Inigoes.
Severn, Fort, Maryland at Annapolis; now Naval Academy.
Sites, Camp, Maryland near Doncaster, Charles County.
Smallwood, Fort, Maryland at Rockpoint, 10 miles below Baltimore.
Smith, Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.
Sellers Point, fort at, Maryland Fort Carroll.
Simmons, Fort, Maryland near Tennallytown, D. C.
Spesntia Island, fort on, Maryland; at mouth of Susquehanna River.
Stanton, Camp, Maryland at Baltimore.
Stanton, Battery, Maryland at Maryland Heights.
Star, Fort, Maryland Same as Fort McHenry.
Strieker, Battery, Maryland At Fort Howard.
Sumner, Fort, Maryland Near Potomac River, above Tennallvtown. D. C.
Susquehanna, Fort, Maryland On Palmer Island, Susquehanna River.

Thomas Point, fortifications at, Maryland, On Patuxent River.
Towson, Battery, Maryland at Fort Carroll.
Tyndale, Camp, Maryland near Point of Rocks.

Union, Camp, Maryland at Bladensburg.

Walker, Camp, Maryland at Salisbury.
Warburton, Fort, Maryland now Fort Washington.
West Buildings General Hospital, Maryland at Baltimore.
Washington, Fort, Maryland on Potomac River, at mouth of Piscataway Creek; on site of old Fort Warburton.
White Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.
Wilkin, Battery, Maryland at Fort Washington.
Wilmer, Camp, Maryland at Pimlico.
Winchester, Battery, Maryland at Fort Armistead.
Windmill Point, battery at, Maryland near Annapolis.
Wood Redoubt, Maryland.
Worthington, Fort, Maryland near Baltimore.

 

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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