Military Forts by State

 

 

Minnesota 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.

Bacon, J. M., Camp, Minnesota, at Walker, Minnesota.
Beauharnois, Fort, Minnesota on Lake Pepin.
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 Pepin.

Charlotte, Fort, Minnesota 9 miles west of Grand Portage Bay.
Columbia Fur Co., Fort, Minnesota on Traverse Lake.

Edwards, Camp, Minnesota near Lake Preston.

Gaines, Fort, Minnesota Crow Wing County; name changed to Fort Ripley.

Lake View, 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 Pepin.
Lincoln, Camp, Minnesota at Lakeland.
Livingston, Camp, Minnesota at Yellow Medicine.

Minnesota State Soldiers' Home, Minnehaha, Minnesota.

Perrot, Fort, Minnesota also called Fort Bon Secours.
Pike's Stockade, Minnesota at the falls of Painted Rock, Upper Mississippi River.
Prairie Island, stockade on, Minnesota near Lake Pepin.

Ramsey, Camp, 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.

St. Anthony, Fort, Minnesota name changed to Fort Snelling.
Snelling, Fort, Minnesota near St. Paul; first named Fort St. Anthony.

Thuillier, Fort, Minnesota See Fort L'Huillier.

Wilkinson, Camp, Minnesota at Leech Lake.
William, Fort, Minnesota.
Winnebago Agency, Minnesota.

Yellow Medicine, Camp, Minnesota at Upper Sioux Agency.

 

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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