Minnesota Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Bacon J. M. Camp, Minnesota – At Walker, Minnesota.
Beauharnois Fort, Minnesota – On Lake Pepin.
Belle Plain Camp, Minnesota – At the Yellow Medicine Agency.
Big Stone Lake Camp on, Minnesota – Temporary camp in 1860.
Bon Secours Fort, Minnesota – On Lake Pepin.

Charlotte Fort, Minnesota – Nine miles west of Grand Portage Bay.
Columbia Fur Company Fort, Minnesota – On Traverse Lake.

Edwards, Camp Minnesota – Near Lake Preston.

Gains Fort, Minnesota – Crow Wing County; name changed to Fort Ripley
Grand Portage, Fort at, Minnesota – Fort William.

Leech Lake, Camp at, Minnesota – Near Walker.
Le Seur Fort, Minnesota – Near Hastings, on Mississippi River.
La Seur (or Le Seur) Fort, Minnesota – Mississippi River, opposite mouth of the Chippewa.
L’Huillier Fort, Minnesota – On Minnesota River, west of Lake Pepin.
Lincoln Camp, Minnesota – At Lakeland.
Livingston Camp, Minnesota – At Yellow Medicine.

Minnesota State Soldiers’ Home, Minnehaha, Minnesota.
Mueller Camp, Minnesota – At New Ulm.

Perrot, Fort, Minnesota – Also called Fort Bon Secours.
Pike’s Stockade, Minnesota – At the falls of Painted Rock, upper Mississippi River.
Prairie Island Stockade on, Minnesota – Near Lake Pepin.

Release Camp, Minnesota – Near mouth of Chippewa River.
Ramsey Camp, Minnesota – Near St. Paul.
Ridgely, Fort, Minnesota – Nicollet County, on the Minnesota River; now town of that name.
Ripley Fort, Minnesota – Crow Wing County, near Mississippi River; now town of that name; first called Fort Gaines.

St. Anthony, Fort, Minnesota – Name changed to Fort Snelling.
Snelling Fort, Minnesota – Near St. Paul; first named Fort St. Anthony. (See Life and Legends of the Sioux around Ft, Snelling)

Thuillier Fort, Minnesota – (Fort L’Huillier.)

Wilkinson Camp, Minnesota – At Leech Lake.
William Fort, Minnesota.
Winnebago Agency, Minnesota.

Yellow Medicine Camp, Minnesota – At Upper Sioux Agency

Forts, History,

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902.

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