Montana 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.
Fort, Montana on Yellowstone River, opposite mouth of Rosebud
Assinniobine, Fort, Montana, on
Beaver Creek, Choteau County.
Montana, Name changed to Fort Logan.
Belknap, Fort, Montana on the Yellowstone River.
Benton, Fort, Montana Choteau County; now town of that name.
Big Horn Barracks, Montana Name changed to Fort Custer.
Browning, Fort, Montana.
Fort, Montana in Dawson County.
Clagget, Fort, Montana.
Cooke, Camp, Montana at mouth of Judith River.
Cotta, Fort, Montana in Missoula County.
Custer, Fort, Montana, on Big Horn River; first called Big Horn
Caster Battlefield National Cemetery, Montana at Crow Agency.
Montana Near town of Bozeman.
Fort, Montana on Clarks Fork, branch of the Columbia River.
Montana at junction of Milk and Missouri rivers.
Fort, Montana 4 miles from Helena.
Hawley, Fort, Montana on Missouri River, Dawson County.
Montana on Missouri River, opposite mouth of the Porcupine.
Montana Near mouth of Tongue River, Custer County.
Kipp, Fort, Montana on the Upper Missouri River.
Kootenais, Fort, Montana on Flat Bow or Kootenais River.
Montana on the Big Spring Fork of Judith River.
Lewis, Fort, Montana on Missouri River, near Pablois Island.
Logan, Fort, Montana in Smiths River Valley, Meagher County; now
town of that name; established as Camp Baker.
Maginnis, Fort, Montana Fergus County; now town of that name, 53
miles from Rocky Point.
Manuel's Fort, Montana on the Yellowstone, at mouth of the Big
Merritt, Camp, Montana at Tongue River Agency.
Missoula, Fort, Montana on Bitter Root River, 4 miles from
Montana State Soldiers' Home, Columbia Falls.
Montana on Bitter Root or St. Marys River.
Pease, Fort, Montana on the Yellowstone River.
Peck, Fort, Montana Near mouth of Poplar River.
Poplar River, Camp, Montana near Poplar Creek Agency.
Camp, Montana South bank of the Sun River; name changed to Fort
Montana on Yellowstone River, in Gallatin County.
Shaw, Fort, Montana on Sun River, 83 miles north of Helena;
first named Camp Reynolds.
Smith, C. F., Fort, Montana on Big Horn River, 8 miles above the
mouth of Rotten Grass Creek.
Stewart, Fort, Montana on Missouri River, at mouth of Big Muddy
Sun River, post on, Montana Fort Shaw.
Agency, camp at, Montana, Camp Merritt.
Tongue River Cantonment, Montana Now
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.