Military Forts by State

 

 

Mississippi 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, Mississippi, at Loftus Heights, Mississippi River, in Wilkinson County.
Alibamo, Fort, Mississippi, on Yazoo River.

Bayou, Fort, Mississippi Jackson County; now town of that name.
Beauregard, Camp, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Biloxi, Fort, Mississippi at the eastern extremity of Bay of Biloxi.
Blythe, Camp, Mississippi near Corinth.
Boomer, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Brewer, Camp, Mississippi at Birmingham.

Cat Island, reservation, Mississippi at the entrance of Lake Borgne.
Castle, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Chapman, Battery, Mississippi at Corinth.
Chartres, Fort, Illinois Mississippi River, near Kaskaskia, in Randolph County.
Chickasaw, Fort, Mississippi at Pontotoc.
Chickasaw Bayou, batteries at, Mississippi.
Clark, Fort, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Comstock, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Corinth National Cemetery, Mississippi at Corinth.
Crocker, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.

Davis, Jefferson, Camp, Mississippi at East Pascagoula.
Dog Island, Reservation, Mississippi in Gulf of Mexico.

Grand Gulf, fortifications at, Mississippi.
Grant, Fort, Mississippi Defense of Vicksburg.
Greenwood, Fort, Mississippi on Yazoo River, near the bend of the Tallahatchie.
Greenwood Island, reservation, Mississippi in Pascagoula Bay.

Haines' Bluff, camp at, Mississippi 14 miles above Vicksburg.
Henry, Patrick, Camp, Mississippi at Jackson.
Hickenlooper, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Hill, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Horn Island Reservation, Mississippi.

Lawson, Camp, Mississippi at Greenwood Island.
Loring, Fort, Mississippi Leflore County; now town of that name.

Massachusetts, Fort, Mississippi on Ship Island.
McPherson, Fort, Mississippi at Natchez.
McPherson General Hospital, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Madison, Fort, Mississippi.
Montgomery, Fort, Mississippi.
Moore, Camp, Mississippi near Corinth.
Morgan, Fort, Mississippi at Davis Mills.

Natchez National Cemetery, Mississippi at Natchez.
Natchez (1), Fort, Mississippi near Natchez.
Natchez (2), Fort, Mississippi on the Washita and Little rivers.

Panmure, Fort, Mississippi at Natchez.
Patrick Henry, Camp, Mississippi at Jackson.
Pemberton, Fort, Mississippi near Greenwood.
Pettus, Camp, Mississippi near Enterprise.
Phillips Battery, Mississippi at Corinth.
Pond, Fort, Missouri in St. Charles County, near Wentzville.
Portage des Sieux, Fort, Missouri on Mississippi River, near Bellefontaine.
Powell, Fort, Mississippi near Corinth.

Ransom, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Rawlins, Fort, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Richardson, Fort, Mississippi near Corinth.
Robinette, Fort, Mississippi near Corinth.
Rosalie, Fort, Mississippi at Natchez.
Round Island Reservation, Mississippi.

St. Louis, Fort, Mississippi Bay of Biloxi.
St. Peter, Fort, Mississippi on Yazoo River.
Satartia, fort at, Mississippi on Yazoo River.
Sherman, Battery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Ship Island, fort on, Mississippi 12 miles from Biloxi; also called Fort Massachusetts.
Smith, Battery, Mississippi near Vicksburg.
Stephens, Fort, Mississippi Lauderdale County.
Stephens, Camp, Missouri now site of Jefferson Barracks.

Tamrath, Battery, Mississippi at Corinth.
Thoulouse, Fort, Mississippi at head of Tombigbee River.
Twiggs, Camp, Mississippi at East Pascagoula.
Twiggs, Fort, Mississippi on Ship Island.

Vicksburg National Cemetery, Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Vide-Poche, Camp, Mississippi near Rocky Springs.

Walnut Hills, fort at, Mississippi Fort Adams.
Williams, Fort, Mississippi near Corinth.

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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