NY State Military Forts
The following pages contain an alphabetical listing of all forts, camps, "castles",
fields, bases, etc., that exist(ed) in New York State. The word "fort"
is used here in accordance with the early customs when it applied not only to
forts of a larger size, but also to blockhouses, stockades, or earthworks that
were protected by cannon, and were intended to be regularily garrisoned and
maintained. The listing is broken down into five nearly equal sections to facilitate
loading. The listings include pictures, sketches or maps when available, plus
links to other site(s) with more information if known.
Some forts have contentious issues as to dates, names, even locations. When
an issue is known, both sets of "facts" may be given. Our intent
is to provide information and we do not take ourselves to be the authority
things. If you have information on any missing fort, additional information,
good/better picture or rendering, other links, or suggestions, please contact
us. WE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE CONTRIBUTIONS. In fact, we would appreciate assistance
in getting pictures of any historical markers that are out of our convenient
travel area, and any better pictures of sites.
This section was made possible by the hard work and diligent research of Col.
Michael J. Stenzel, NYG. Col. Stenzel spent many years compiling the
information contained on these pages.
Other contributors include:
LTC (RET) Robert Von Hasseln
SSG James Spring, NYARNG
Old Fort Niagara, Ms Karen Noonan, Research Assistant, Niagara
MAJ(Ret) William Glidden, for Plattsburgh
Mr. Paul Huey, Sr Archeologist, Bureau of Historic Sites, NYS
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Haver's Island (Peebles).
Mr. Joseph Meany, Historian, State Education Department
COL, NYG Fred Holtzbauer, Command Historian, DA CSPA
Mr. Donald E. Bender, Nike and Atlas Missile information
Thanks to the following individuals who have provided additions and corrections:
Daniel H. Weiskotten, Archeologist/Historian, Canaseraga.
Philip Lord, NYS Museum, Forts Hendrick, Canajoharie, Hunter, Upper and
Greg Furness, Research Assoc, NYS Office of Parks, Recreatin and Historic Preservation,
Forts Crown Point, St Frederick, Amherst, Chimney Point .
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
August 10, 2012