Military Forts by State



Wisconsin 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.

Atkinson, Fort, Wisconsin, on Rock River, at the head of Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson County; now town of that name.

Cassville, fort at, Wisconsin.
Crawford, Fort, Wisconsin on Mississippi River, near Prairie du Chien.

Defiance, Fort, Wisconsin near Mineralpoint.
Douglas, Camp, Wisconsin in Juneau County.

Gratiot Grove, fort at, Wisconsin.
Green Bay, fort at, Wisconsin Fort Howard; also an old fort there built in 1726.

Hamilton, Fort, Wisconsin in Lafayette County.
Harvey General Hospital, Wisconsin at Madison.
Harvey, Camp, Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Howard, Fort, Wisconsin at Greenbay.

Jackson, Fort, Wisconsin at Mineralpoint.

Kas Kanong, Fort, Wisconsin on lake of same name.
Koshkonong, Fort, Wisconsin on Lake Koshkonong.

McKay, Fort, Wisconsin at Prairie du Chien.
McKown, Camp, Wisconsin 35 miles north of Madison.
Mound, Fort, Wisconsin at the Blue Mound.

Northwestern Branch National Home, Wisconsin Milwaukee County.

Parish's Fort, Wisconsin at Wingville.
Plattesville, fort at, Wisconsin in Grant County.
Prairie du Chien, fort at, Wisconsin Fort Crawford.

Reno, Camp, Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Randall, Camp, Wisconsin at Madison.

Shelby, Fort, Wisconsin at Prairie du Chien.
Shullsburg, Fort, Wisconsin in Lafayette County.
Sinipee, Fort, Wisconsin on Mississippi River, in southeast part of State.
Smith, Camp, Wisconsin at Green bay.
Sturgeon Bay, reservation at, Wisconsin
Sumter fortifications, Wisconsin In Sauk County.
Swift General Hospital, Wisconsin At Prairie du Chien.

Union, Fort, Wisconsin near Dodgeville.

Vieux Desert Island, fort on, Wisconsin in Wisconsin River.

Washburn, Camp, Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Winnebago, Fort, Wisconsin on Fox River.
Wisconsin Point Reservation, Wisconsin At mouth of Superior Bay.
Wisconsin State Soldiers' Home, Waupaca, Wisconsin.


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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