Military Forts by State



North Dakota 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.

Abercrombie, Fort, North Dakota, on Red River, 2 miles below Grahams Point, Minn.
Abraham Lincoln, Fort, North Dakota near Bismarck; first called Fort McKean.
Atcheson, Camp, North Dakota, on Devils Lake, Ramsey County.

Bad Lands, Camp, North Dakota, West bank of Little Missouri River.
Berthold, Fort, North Dakota on Missouri River, about 30 miles below the mouth of the Little Missouri River, in McLean County; now town of that name.
Big Cheyenne Agency, fort at, North Dakota, on Missouri River; Fort Berthold.
Buford, Fort, North Dakota Near mouth of the Yellowstone River.

Clark, Fort, North Dakota, on Missouri River, near Mandan.
Cross, Fort, North Dakota, Name changed to Fort Seward.

Devils Lake, fort at, North Dakota Fort Totten.

Grand River Agency, camp at, North Dakota 90 miles above Fort Sully.

Hancock, Camp, North Dakota at Edwinton.
Holmes, Battery, North Carolina on Smiths Island, mouth of Cape Fear River.

Iredell, Fort, North Carolina in Iredell County.

Lincoln, Fort, North Dakota near Bismarck.
Lincoln, Abraham, Fort, North Dakota See Fort Abraham Lincoln.

McKean, Fort, North Dakota name changed to Fort A. Lincoln.
Mandan, Fort, North Dakota on Missouri River, present site of Mandan.
Monroe, Camp, North Dakota on Red River, opposite Pembina.
Monroe, Camp, North Dakota on Red River, opposite Pembina.

North Dakota State Soldiers' Home, Lisbon, North Dakota.

Pembina, Fort, North Dakota on Red River of the North; first called Fort George H. Thomas.

Ransom, Fort, North Dakota Ransom County, on Cheyenne River: now town of that name.
Rice, Fort, North Dakota on Missouri River, Morton County; now town of that name.

Seward, Fort, North Dakota Near head waters of James River; first named Fort Cross.
Sisseton, Fort, North Dakota on Kettle Lake; first called Fort Wadsworth.
Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota now Fort Yates.
Stevenson, Fort, North Dakota on Missouri River, 70 miles above Bismarck.
Sykes, Camp, North Dakota At headwaters of James River.

Totten, Fort, North Dakota Benson County, southeast shore of Devils Lake.
Totten, Fort, North Carolina near Newbern.

Union, Fort, North Dakota Mouth of Yellowstone.

Wadsworth, Fort, North Dakota name changed to Fort Sisseton.

Yates, Fort, North Dakota at Standing Rock Indian Agency.

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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