Nebraska 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.
Saunders, Camp, Nebraska at Lincoln.
Atkinson, Fort, Nebraska, near
Augur, Camp, Nebraska, at Omaha.
Rifle Range, Nebraska on Missouri River, 18 miles from Omaha.
Bitter Cottonwood, Camp, Nebraska 22 miles west of Fort Laramie.
Fort, Nebraska, on Missouri River, 17 miles above Omaha, in
Washington County; now town of that name.
Canfield, Cantonment, Nebraska near Ponca Creek.
Childs, Fort, Nebraska Now Fort Kearney.
Clay, Fort, Nebraska at Platte Bridge.
Cottonwood, Fort. Nebraska at Cottonwood Springs; subsequently
called Fort McPherson.
Cottonwood Springs, fort at, Nebraska Fort McPherson.
Crook, Fort, Nebraska 10 miles south of Omaha, Sarpy County.
Nebraska at Platte Bridge, 120 miles above Fort Laramie.
Nebraska on Solomons Fork, Republican River, 150 miles southwest
of Fort Kearny.
fort near, Nebraska Fort Kearny.
Grattan, Fort, Nebraska at Ash Hollow, in Taylor County, Platte
Fort, Nebraska on Loup River, 76 miles from Grand Island.
Fort, Nebraska on Missouri River, 50 miles south of Omaha.
Kearny (new), Fort, Nebraska on Grand Island, Platte River.
North Fork, post on, Nebraska Fort Hartsuff.
Nebraska on Granite Creek.
McKean, Fort, Nebraska Name changed to Fort McPherson.
McPherson, Fort, National Cemetery, Nebraska at Maxwell, Lincoln
McPherson, Fort, Nebraska at Cottonwood Springs; established as
Meiklejohn, Camp, Nebraska at Omaha.
Mitchell, Camp, Nebraska at junction of Spoon Hill Creek and
North Fork of Platte River.
State Soldiers' Homes, Grand Island and Milford, Nebraska.
Niobrara, Fort, Nebraska Cherry
County, on Niobrara River, opposite mouth of Minnichudza River.
Barracks, or Fort, Nebraska at Omaha.
Agency, camp at, Nebraska.
Platte, Fort, Nebraska at junction of Laramie and Platte rivers.
Poncas Island, Camp, Nebraska on Missouri River, near mouth of
Camp, Nebraska near Republican River, 1 mile above mouth of Red
Robinson, Fort, Nebraska on White River, at the Red Cloud
Ruggles, Camp, Nebraska North Fork of Loup River, about 2 miles
from Fort Hartsuff.
Alvin, Camp, Nebraska. At Lincoln.
Seclusion, Camp, Nebraska Near mouth of Little Missouri.
Sherman Barracks, Nebraska Same as Omaha Barracks.
Sheridan, Camp, Nebraska West Fork of Beaver Creek, 12 miles
above its mouth.
Sidney, Fort, Nebraska near Sidney.
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.