Military Forts by State

 

 

 Montana 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.

Alexander, Fort, Montana on Yellowstone River, opposite mouth of Rosebud River.
Assinniobine, Fort, Montana, on Beaver Creek, Choteau County.

Baker, Camp, 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.

Charles, 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 Barracks.
Caster Battlefield National Cemetery, Montana at Crow Agency.

Ellis, Fort, Montana Near town of Bozeman.

Flathead, Fort, Montana on Clarks Fork, branch of the Columbia River.

Galpin, Fort, Montana at junction of Milk and Missouri rivers.

Harrison, Fort, Montana 4 miles from Helena.
Hawley, Fort, Montana on Missouri River, Dawson County.

Indian Fort, Montana on Missouri River, opposite mouth of the Porcupine.

Keogh, Fort, 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.

Lewis, Camp, 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.

McKinzie, Fort, Montana.
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 Horn River.
Merritt, Camp, Montana at Tongue River Agency.
Missoula, Fort, Montana on Bitter Root River, 4 miles from Missoula Station.
Montana State Soldiers' Home, Columbia Falls.

Owen, Fort, Montana on Bitter Root or St. Marys River.

Parker, Fort, Montana.
Pease, Fort, Montana on the Yellowstone River.
Peck, Fort, Montana Near mouth of Poplar River.
Poplar River, Camp, Montana near Poplar Creek Agency.

Reynolds, Camp, Montana South bank of the Sun River; name changed to Fort Shaw.

Sarpy, 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 Creek.
Sun River, post on, Montana Fort Shaw.
 

Tongue River Agency, camp at, Montana, Camp Merritt.
Tongue River Cantonment, Montana Now Fort Keogh.

 

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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