Military Forts by State



Michigan 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.

Bois Blanc Island, Reservation, Michigan in Detroit River.
Brady, Fort, Michigan at Sault Ste. Marie.
Buade, Fort, Michigan at Mackinac.
Butler, Camp, Michigan at Mount Clemens.

Copper Mine Harbor, fort at, Michigan Fort Wilkins.
Cowpens, fort at, Michigan.
Crawford, Fort, Michigan.

Detroit arsenal, Michigan at Detroit.
Detroit, Fort, Michigan at Detroit.
Detroit Barracks, Michigan at Detroit.

Eaton, Camp, Michigan on Island Lake.

George, Fort, Michigan on Mackinac Island.
Gratiot, Tort, Michigan on St. Clair River, near Port Huron, at outlet of Lake Huron.

Harper General Hospital, Michigan at Detroit.
Holmes, Fort, Michigan on Mackinac Island.
Howard, Fort, Michigan on Fox River, near Lake Michigan.

Ignatius, Fort, Michigan on Mackinac Island.

La Bay, Fort, Michigan on Fox River, near Lake Michigan, on the site of old Fort Howard.
Le Noult, Fort, Michigan at Detroit; subsequently called Fort Shelby.

Mackinac, Fort, Michigan on Mackinac Island.
Miami, Fort, Michigan At mouth of Josephs River.
Michigan State Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michilimackinac Island, fort on, Michigan Fort Mackinac.

Pontchartrain, Fort, Michigan at Detroit.

Saguina, or Saginaw, Bay, fort at, Michigan on Lake Huron.
Sault Ste. Marie, fort at, Michigan Fort Brady.
St. Joseph, Fort, Michigan on Lake Huron, present site of Fort Gratiot.
St. Josephs River, fort at, Michigan At mouth of river.
St. Marys, Fort, Michigan on St. Marys Strait.
Shelby, Fort, Michigan at Detroit.

Ward, Camp, Michigan at Detroit.
Wayne, Fort, Michigan at Detroit.
Wilkins, Fort, Michigan on Lake Superior, at Copper Mine Harbor.
Wilson, Fort, Michigan.

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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