Military Forts by State

 

 

Massachusetts 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.

Adams, Fort, Massachusetts, Boston Harbor; now Fort Independence.
Adams, Jack, Battery, Massachusetts, see Jack Adams.
Alderton Point, battery at, Massachusetts.
Andrew, Fort, Massachusetts at Gurnet Point, 9 miles northeast of Plymouth.
Andrews, Fort, Massachusetts, on Peddocks Island.

Banks, Fort, Massachusetts at Grovers Cliff, near Boston.
Bartlett, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Warren.
Barton, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Rodman.
Basinger, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Strong.
Beef Hill, Fort, Massachusetts Boston Harbor.
Breeds Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts. Near Boston.
Brookfield, fort at Massachusetts
Brookline, Fort, Massachusetts near Boston.
Buzzards Bay, fortifications at, Massachusetts. See Elizabeth Island.
Bunker Hill, Fortifications, Massachusetts. Near Charlestown.

Cameron, Camp, Massachusetts, near Boston.
Castle Island, fort on, Massachusetts Boston Harbor; now Fort independence.
Castle William, Fort, Massachusetts Boston Harbor; now Fort independence.
Castle, The, or Castle William, Massachusetts Boston Harbor; present site of Fort independence.
Charlemont, works at, Massachusetts.
Charlestown Arsenal, Massachusetts at Charlestown.
Charlestown, works at, Massachusetts The Citadel, French redoubt, Cobble Hill, Fort, Fort No. 3, and fort on Winter Hill.
Charlestown, battery at, Massachusetts.
Citadel, The on Prospect Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Clarks Point, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Rodman.
Cobble Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts at Charlestown.
Cobbs Hill, Battery, Massachusetts near Roxbury.
Colrain, works at, Massachusetts.
Commercial Point, battery at, Massachusetts.
Conant, Fort, Massachusetts at Stag Head, in Gloucester Harbor.
Continental Barracks, Massachusetts at Boston.
Copps Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts at Boston.
Craig, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Rodman.
Cross, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Rodman.
Gushing Battery, Massachusetts, at Fort Andrews.

Dale General Hospital, Massachusetts at Worcester.
Day, Camp, Massachusetts at Cambridge.
Deerfield, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Deer Island, fort on, Massachusetts Boston Harbor.
Defiance, Fort, Massachusetts at Gloucester.
Dewey, Camp, Massachusetts at South Framingham.
Dorchester, Fort, Massachusetts near Boston.
Dorchester Heights, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Dorchester.
Douglas, Fort, Massachusetts.
Drum, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Strong.

Eastern Point, fort at, Massachusetts in Gloucester Harbor.
East Hoosic, fort at, Massachusetts.
Edgartown, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Eldridge Point, fortifications, Massachusetts at New Bedford.
Elizabeth Island, fortifications on Massachusetts.

Fox Hill, Fort, Massachusetts.

Garnet Head, battery at, Massachusetts at Plymouth.
Gaston, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Rodman.
Georgies Island, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Warren.
Gilbert, Fort, Massachusetts at Brookfield.
Gloucester, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Point.
Glover, Fort, Massachusetts Marblehead Harbor.
Governors Island, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Winthrop.
Grand Portage, fort at, Minnesota Fort William.
Great Brewster Island, reservation, Massachusetts near Cape Cod.
Greenfield, works at, Massachusetts
Grovers Cliff, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Banks.
Gurnet Point, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Andrew.

Hawk's Fort, Massachusetts at Charlemont.
Hawmarket, Battery, Massachusetts at Boston.
Head, Fort, Massachusetts Present site of Fort Sewell.
Heath, Fort, Massachusetts near Winthrop.
Hill, Fort, Massachusetts at Boston.
Holmes Hole, fortifications at, Massachusetts near Vineyard Haven.
Hoosic, Fort, Massachusetts also called Fort Massachusetts.
Huntstown, post at, Massachusetts now Ashfleld.

Independence, Fort, Massachusetts on Castle Island, Boston Harbor.

Jack Adams Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Warren.
Jacks Point, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Sewall.

Lamb's Dam Battery, Massachusetts near Roxbury.
Lechmeres Point, fort at, Massachusetts at East Cambridge.
Lee, Fort, Massachusetts at Salem Neck.
Libby, Fort, Massachusetts at Gloucester.
Long Island Head, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Strong.
Long Point, batteries at, Massachusetts Provincetown Harbor.
Lowell, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Warren.
Lowell's Island, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Standish.

Marblehead Arsenal, Massachusetts at Marblehead.
Mason General Hospital, Massachusetts at Boston.
Massachusetts, Fort, Massachusetts on Hoosic River.
Massachusetts State Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Maverick's Fort, Massachusetts.
Meigs, Camp, Massachusetts at Readville.
Miller, Fort, Massachusetts at Nangus Head, in Salem Harbor.
Morrisons Fort, Massachusetts at Colerain, Franklin County.

Nangus Head, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Miller.
Nantasket Head, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Revere.
New Bedford, fortifications At Massachusetts.
Newburyport, defenses at, Massachusetts.
Nichols, Fort, Massachusetts at Salisbury Point, opposite Newburyport.
Noddles Island, fort on, Massachusetts in Boston Harbor.
Nooks Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts near Boston.
North, Battery, Massachusetts.
Northampton, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Northfield, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Nogales, Fort, Mississippi on Mississippi River, at Walnut Hills.
Nuke Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts near Boston.

One, Number, Fort, Massachusetts on Charles River.
Oxford, fort at, Massachusetts.

Peddocks Island, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Andrews.
Pelham, Fort, Massachusetts.
Phillips, Fort, Massachusetts at Plum Island.
Phoenix, Fort, Massachusetts New Bedford Harbor, near Fairhaven.
Pickering, Fort, Massachusetts on Winter Island, Salem Harbor.
Pittsfield, reservation at, Massachusetts in Berkshire County.
Point, Fort, Massachusetts Present site of Fort Phoenix.
Ploughed Hill, French redoubt on at Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Plum Island, fort on, Massachusetts Merrimac River, in Newburyport Harbor; Fort Phillips.
Plunkett Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Warren.
Plymouth, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Standish.
Pontoosack, Fort, Massachusetts Housatonic River.
Prospect Hill, work on, the Citadel at Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Provincetown, battery at, Massachusetts Long Point Battery.

Rehoboth, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Revere, Fort, Massachusetts at Hull.
Rice's Fort, Massachusetts at Charleroi.
Ripley, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Revere.
Rodman, Fort, Massachusetts at Clark's Point, near New Bedford.
Roxbury, Fort, Massachusetts near Boston.

Salisbury Point, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Nichols.
Schouler, Camp, Massachusetts at Lynnfield.
Scott, Camp, Massachusetts at Worcester.
Sewall, Fort, Massachusetts at Marblehead.
Sheffield, fort at, Massachusetts.
Shirley, Fort, Massachusetts at Heath.
South Point, Battery, Massachusetts in Boston Harbor.
Springfield Armory, Massachusetts at Springfield.
Stagg Head, fort at, Massachusetts Fort Conant.
Standish, Fort, Massachusetts on Lovells Island, 8 miles from Boston.
Standish, Fort, Massachusetts near Plymouth.
Stevenson, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Warren.
Stockbridge, fort at, Massachusetts.
Strong, Fort, Massachusetts On Noddle Island, East Boston.
Strong, Tort, Massachusetts At Long Island Head, 6 miles from Boston.

Tarpaulin Cove, fortifications at, Massachusetts.
Taylor, Fort, Massachusetts at Charlemont, Franklin County.
Theodore Winthrop Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Banks, Grovers Cliff.
Three, Number, Fort, Massachusetts at Charlestown.
Two, Number, Fort, Massachusetts on Charles River.

Walcott, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Rodman.
Ward, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Strong.
Warren, Fort, Massachusetts, or Governors Island, subsequent site of Fort Winthrop.
Warren, Fort, Massachusetts on Georgies Island, Boston Harbor.
Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts at Watertown.
West Head, battery at, Massachusetts.
William, Fort, Massachusetts near Boston.
William and Mary, Fort, Massachusetts near Boston.
William Castle, Fort, Massachusetts in Boston Harbor.
Winter Hill, fortifications on, Massachusetts, At Charlestown.
Winter Island, fort on, Massachusetts Fort Pickering, Salem Harbor.
Winthrop, Theodore, Battery, Massachusetts at Fort Banks, Grovers Cliff.
Winthrop, Fort, Massachusetts on Governors Island, Boston Harbor; on site of old Fort Warren.
Wool, Camp, Massachusetts at Worcester.

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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