Minnesota 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.
Bacon, J. M.,
Camp, Minnesota, at Walker, Minnesota.
Beauharnois, Fort, Minnesota on Lake
Belle Plain, Camp, Minnesota at the
Yellow Medicine Agency.
Big Stone Lake, camp on, Minnesota
Temporary camp in 1860.
Bon Secours, Fort, Minnesota on Lake
Fort, Minnesota 9 miles west of Grand Portage Bay.
Columbia Fur Co., Fort, Minnesota on Traverse Lake.
Camp, Minnesota near Lake Preston.
Minnesota Crow Wing County; name changed to Fort Ripley.
Camp at Lake City, Minnesota.
La Seur (or Le Seur), Fort, Minnesota Mississippi River,
opposite mouth of the Chippewa.
Leech Lake, camp at, Minnesota near Walker.
Le Seur, Fort, Minnesota near Hastings, on Mississippi River.
L' Huillier, Fort, Minnesota on Minnesota River, west of Lake
Lincoln, Camp, Minnesota at Lakeland.
Livingston, Camp, Minnesota at Yellow Medicine.
State Soldiers' Home, Minnehaha, Minnesota.
Minnesota also called Fort Bon Secours.
Pike's Stockade, Minnesota at the falls of Painted Rock, Upper
Prairie Island, stockade on, Minnesota near Lake Pepin.
Minnesota near St. Paul.
Release, Camp, Minnesota Near mouth of Chippewa River.
Ridgely, Fort, Minnesota Nicollet County, on the Minnesota
River; now town of that name.
Ripley, Fort, Minnesota Crow Wing County, near Mississippi
River; now town of that name; first called Fort Gaines.
Fort, Minnesota name changed to Fort Snelling.
Snelling, Fort, Minnesota near St. Paul; first named Fort St.
Fort, Minnesota See Fort L'Huillier.
Camp, Minnesota at Leech Lake.
William, Fort, Minnesota.
Winnebago Agency, Minnesota.
Medicine, Camp, Minnesota at Upper Sioux Agency.
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.