Oregon 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 at, Oregon, on Columbia River; now Fort Stevens.
Alvord, Camp, Oregon, in Grant
Astoria, fort at, Oregon, Fort
camp at, Oregon on Rogue River.
Black Canyon Creek, Camp, Oregon Temporary camp, 1859.
camp on, Oregon at mouth of river.
Clark, Battery, Oregon at Fort Stevens.
Clatsop, Fort, Oregon, near mouth of Columbia River.
Cowlitz, Fort, Oregon near the Cowlitz River.
Currey, Camp, Oregon, on Silver Creek.
Camp, Oregon on Crooked River.
Dalles, Fort, Oregon at The Dalles, on Columbia River; first
called Camp Drum.
Defiance, Fort, Oregon.
Drum, Camp, Oregon Name changed to Fort Dalles.
Oregon at Astoria.
Oregon on Snake River, near Cantonment Loring.
Harney, Fort, Oregon near Harney Lake, Grant County; first
called Camp Steele.
Haskin's Fort, Oregon in Benton County.
Henrietta, Fort, Oregon
Hoskins, Fort, Oregon on Siletz River, 40 miles west of
Hoskins, Old Fort, Oregon on Willamette River, 6 miles north of
Oregon in Willamette Valley.
Fort, Oregon on Lake Klamath, Klamath County; now town of that
Lane, Fort, Oregon 8 miles north of Jacksonville.
Leland, Fort, Oregon.
Lewis, Battery, Oregon at Fort Stevens.
Logan, Camp, Oregon on Strawberry Creek, Grant County.
Loring, Cantonment, Oregon on Snake River, near Fort Hall.
Soldiers' Home, Roseburg, Oregon.
Orford, Fort, Oregon, near Port Orford.
Oregon fort at Fort Stevens.
Camp, Oregon Three-Mile Creek, near Fort Dalles.
Rogue River, Camp, Oregon at mouth of Rogue River.
Russell, Camp, Oregon near Salem.
Reservation, Oregon Near entrance of Columbia River.
Sand Island Reservation, Oregon at entrance of Columbia River.
Siletz, blockhouse at, Oregon.
Smith, C. F., Camp, Oregon on White Horse Creek, near the Pueblo
Steele, Camp, Oregon Mouth of Rattlesnake Creek.
Stevens, Fort, Oregon at Point Adams, mouth of Columbia River,
Fort, Oregon on Rogue River, at mouth of Stewarts Creek.
Oregon at Umpqua City.
Union, Camp, Oregon in Wasco County.
Oregon 20 miles from Warner Lake.
Washington, Fort, Oregon on Nootka Sound.
Watson, Camp, Oregon on John Day River.
Fort, Oregon 35 miles southwest of Portland.
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.