Military Forts by State

 

 

New Jersey 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.

Amboy Flying Camp, New Jersey, at Perth Amboy.
Arnold Battery, New Jersey at Fort Mott.

Bayside Reservation, New Jersey near Point Comford, Monmouth County.
Bergen Heights, fort at, New Jersey
Beverly National Cemetery, New Jersey at Beverly.
Billings, Fort, New Jersey opposite Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
Bordentown, cantonment at, New Jersey.
Bulls Ferry, fort at, New Jersey on Hudson River, 4 miles north of Hoboken.
Burlington, cantonment at, New Jersey.
Byllings Point, fort at, New Jersey See Billings and Billingsport.

Constitution, Fort, New Jersey Name changed to Fort Lee.

Dover, U. S. powder depot at, New Jersey.

Edwards, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Mott.
Elizabethtown, cantonment at, New Jersey.
Elsinburg, Fort, New Jersey on Delaware River.
Engle, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.

Finns Point, fort at, New Jersey Fort Mott.
Finns Point National Cemetery, New Jersey near Salem.

Granger Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.
Gregg, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Mott.

Halleck Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.
Hancock, Fort, New Jersey at Sandy Hook.
Harker, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Mott, New Jersey.
Helsinburg, Fort, New Jersey Same as Elsinburg.
Hill, Fort, New Jersey.
Hancocks Bridge, fort at, New Jersey Salem County, near Salem.

Jersey City Point, battery at, New Jersey.

Krayenbuhl, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Mott.

Lee, Fort, New Jersey on Hudson, opposite New York City, Bergen, County; now town of that name.

Mercer, Fort, New Jersey on Delaware River, opposite Fort Mifflin.
Monmouth C. H., camp at, New Jersey
Morristown, camp at, New Jersey
Moschelosburg, Fort, New Jersey See Elfsborg and Elsinburg.
Mott, Fort, New Jersey at Finns Point.

Nassau, Fort, New Jersey opposite Philadelphia.
New Jersey State Soldiers' Homes.
Kearney and Vineland, New Jersey.
Nonsense, Fort, New Jersey near Morristown.

Olden, Camp, New Jersey at Trenton.
Old Tappan, cantonment at, New Jersey.
Oplandt, Fort, New Jersey near Lewiston.

Paulus Hook, Fort, New Jersey Louisiana at Jersey City.
Peck, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.
Pennington, Cantonment, New Jersey at Trenton.
Perine, Camp, New Jersey at Trenton.
Piccatiny Powder Depot, New Jersey.
Pompton Plains, camp at, New Jersey.
Potter, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.
Powles Hook, fort at, New Jersey Same as Paulus Hook.

Quintons Bridge, Breastworks, New Jersey 5 miles southeast from Salem.

Red Bank, Redoubt, New Jersey near Fort Mifflin.
Reynolds, Battery, New Jersey at Fort Hancock.
Ruff, Camp, New Jersey at Camden.

Salem, fort near, New Jersey Fort Mott.
Sandy Hook, fort at, New Jersey Fort Hancock.
Springfield, camp at, New Jersey.

Trenton Barracks, New Jersey at Trenton.
Toms River, blockhouse on, New Jersey.

United States Powder Depot, New Jersey near Dover.

Voorhees, Camp, New Jersey At Sea Girt.

Ward General Hospital, New Jersey at Newark.
Washington, Camp, New Jersey at Trenton.
Westfield, Reservation, New Jersey.

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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