Virginia Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Abbot, Fort, Virginia – On Appomattox River, near City Point.
Accotink. Fortifications at, Virginia
Advance, Camp, Virginia – Near Centerville.
Albany, Fort, Virginia – In Alexandria County.
Alexander, Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Alexander Hayes, Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Alexandria National Cemetery, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Alger, Camp, Virginia – Near Dunn L ring.
Algernon, Fort, Virginia – At Old Point Comfort.
Alleghany, Camp, West Virginia – In Pocahontas County.
Alleghany, Fort, Virginia – On the Beverly and Staunton turnpike.
Anderson, Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Andrew, Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Aquia Creek, Forts at, Virginia – On Potomac River.
Arbuckle, Camp, West Virginia – At Lewisburg.
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia – Opposite Washington, D. C.
Ashby’s Fort, West Virginia -At Frankfort.
Atkinson, Camp, West Virginia – At Charleston.
Augur General Hospital, Virginia – At Alexandria.

Bacon Race Church Fort, Virginia – Occoquan River.
Baker Fort Virginia – Near Chain Bridge: name changed to Fort Ethan Allen.
Baldwin Camp, Virginia
Baldwin Fort, Virginia
Balfour General Hospital, Virginia – At Portsmouth.
Balls Bluff National Cemetery, Virginia – On Potomac River.
Barbour Fort, Virginia – At Norfolk.
Barnard Fort, Virginia – About 5 miles southwest of Washington, D. C.
Barrel Point, Battery at, Virginia
Bartow Camp, West Virginia – On the Alleghany Mountains 8 miles from Greenbrier River.
Beach Bottom, Blockhouse at West Virginia
Beauregard Fort, Virginia – At Leesburg.
Beckwith Camp, Virginia – At Lewinsville.
Bellona Arsenal, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Bennett Fort, Virginia – On Potomac River, 1 mile above Georgetown.
Bermuda Hundred, Forts at, Virginia- On James River.
Berry Fort, Virginia – About 4 miles from Washington, D. C.
Big Beaver Creek Fort at, Virginia – In Fayette County.
Blackmore Fort, Virginia – In Scott County; now town of that name.
Blaisdell Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Blenker Fort, Virginia – Name changed to Fort Reynolds.
Boush’s Bluff, Fort at, Virginia – At Sewells Point.
Boyd Camp, Virginia – On Potomac River
Boykin Fort, Virginia – A defense of Richmond.
Brady Fort, Virginia – On James River.
Brooke Camp, Virginia – At Newport News.
Brooks Battery, Virginia – On James River.
Bross Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Bryant’s Plantation Batteries at, Virginia – At Gloucester Point.
Buffalo Camp, Virginia – Near Uptons Hill.
Buffalo Fort, Virginia – A defense of Washington, D. C, on the road to Falls Church.
Burpee Battery, Virginia – Near Bermuda Hundred, James River.
Burwells Bay Fort at, Virginia – Fifteen miles from Norfolk.
Butler Fort, Virginia – At Newport News.

Calhoun Fort, Virginia – At Hampton Roads; now Fort Wool.
California Camp, Virginia – Near Fairfax Courthouse.
Carpenter Redoubt, Virginia.
Casey Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Cass Fort, Virginia – Near Georgetown, D. C.
Cawakey Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Cedar Point Battery at, Virginia – On Lower Potomac.
Chapins Bluff Fort at, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Charity Fort, Virginia – At Henrico.
Charles Fort, Virginia – At Kicquotan.
Charles Fort, Virginia – At Richmond.
Cheat Mountain, Fort on, Virginia.
Chesapeake General Hospital, Virginia – Near Fort Monroe.
Christanna Fort, Virginia – In Southampton County.
City Point National Cemetery, Virginia At City Point.
Claremont General Hospital, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Clark Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Clarksburg Fort at, Virginia – In Harrison County.
Clifton Fort, Virginia – On Appomattox River.
Clifton Fort, Virginia – On James River.
Close Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Lyon.
Cockpit Point Battery at, Virginia – On lower Potomac River.
Cold Harbor Camp near, Virginia – In Hanover County.
Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Virginia – In Hanover County.
Comfort Old Point, Fort at, Virginia – Fort Monroe.
Conakay Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Convalescent Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Converse Redoubt, Virginia – At Spring Hill, on Appomattox River.
Corbin H. C. Camp, Virginia – At Richmond.
Corcoran Fort, Virginia – On Arlington Heights.
Corinth Fort at, Vermont.
Couch Battery, Virginia – At mouth of Mill Creek.
Cox’s Fort, Virginia.
Craig Fort, Virginia – Two miles west of the Long Bridge.
Craig Fort, Virginia – On Appomattox River.
Craney Island, Fort on, Virginia – Fort Tar.
Crow’s Nest Battery, Virginia – Near Dutch Gap.
Culpeper National Cemetery, Virginia – At Culpeper.
Cumberland Fort, Virginia.
Cummings Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Cushing Redoubt, Virginia – At Norfolk.
Custis Camp, Virginia – Near Arlington.

Danville National Cemetery, Virginia – In Henrico County.
Darling Fort, Virginia – On Drury’s Bluff, James River.
Davis Camp, Virginia – At Romney, near Petersburg.
Davis Fort, Virginia – Before Petersburg.
Davison Fort, Virginia – Before Petersburg.
Days Point Battery at, Virginia – On James River.
Deep Creek Fort on, Virginia – Near Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.
Defiance Camp, Virginia – Near New River, probably in Giles County.
Defiance Fort, Virginia – Augusta County; now town of that name.
De Kalb Fort, Virginia – About 1 mile west of Aqueduct Bridge.
Digges’ Point, Fortifications at, Virginia
Distribution Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Dix Fort, Virginia – Near Fort Powhatan, Suffolk.
Dogwood Camp, Virginia – In Dogwood Gap.
Drake Fort, Virginia – Near Richmond
Drawbridge Fort, Virginia – Near Suffolk
Drurys or Dreweys Bluff Fortifications, Virginia – On James River; a defense of Richmond
Dushane Fort, Virginia – A defense of Petersburg

Elizabeth Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Elizabeth Fort, Virginia – At Henrico.
Ellsworth Fort, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Emory Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg
Erickson Fort, Virginia – At Newport News.
Ethan Allen Fort, Virginia – Opposite Georgetown, D.C.
Evans Fort, Virginia – Near Leesburg
Evansport Battery at Virginia – At Quantico Creek

Fairfax National Cemetery, Virginia – At Fairfax Virginia
Farnsworth Fort, Virginia – Two miles southwest of Alexandria
Ferry Point Reservation, Virginia
Field Fort Virginia- At Richmond.
Fincastle Fort, West Virginia – At Wheeling.
Fisher Fort, Virginia- At Petersburg.
Franklin Camp, Virginia – On Pease Creek
Frederick Fort, Virginia – On New River.
Fredericksburg National Cemetery Virginia- At Fredericksburg.
Freestone Point Fort at, Virginia – On Lower Potomac.
Friend Fort, Virginia- At Petersburg.
Funston Fort, Virginia- At Romney.
Furnace Fort, Virginia- In Shenandoah County.

Caresché Battery, Virginia – Three miles northwest of Alexandria
Garnett Camp, West Virginia – Near Rich Mountain
Gay Fort, West Virginia – In Wayne County; now town of that name
Geary Fort, Virginia – At Leesburg; first called Fort Johnston.
George Fort, Virginia – At Old Point Comfort.
George Fort, W. Virginia – At Petersburg.
Getty Camp, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Gillmore Fort, Virginia – At Chapin’s Farm
Gilman Camp, Georgia – At Americus
Gilmer Fort, Georgia – Okeefinokee Swamp
Gilmer Fort, Virginia – On James River, 4 miles below Richmond
Gilpin Camp, Virginia – At Gloucester Point
Glen Camp Battery, Virginia – Near Fort Corcoran
Glendale National Cemetery, Virginia – At Glendale, Henrico County
Goodrich Camp, Virginia – At Middletown
Grafton Fort, Virginia – Four miles from Yorktown
Graham, Fort, Virginia – Near Arlington.
Grant Camp, Virginia – At Richmond.
Great Bridge Fort at Virginia – Nine miles from Norfolk.
Greble Camp, Virginia -At Norfolk.
Gregg Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Griffin Camp, Virginia – Near Lewinsville.
Griswold Camp, Virginia – Near Portsmouth.
Griswold Camp, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Gwyns Island Camp on Virginia – In Chesapeake Bay.

Hagerty Fort Virginia – A defense of Washington.
Halleck Fort, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Hamilton Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Monroe.
Hampton National Cemetery, Virginia – At Hampton.
Hampton Bridge Redoubt, Virginia ,- Near Hampton.
Hancock Camp, Virginia – At Brandy Station,
Hancock Camp, Virginia – Near Harper Ferry.
Hanover National Cemetery, Virginia – At Hanover.
Hardees Bluff, Fort at, Virginia – Fort Huger.
Hardins Bluff, Battery at, Virginia – On James River.
Harpers Ferry Armory, Virginia – At Harpers Ferry.
Harrison Fort National Cemetery, Virginia – Viriniagrove, Henrico County.
Harrison Fort, Virginia – At Chaffin’s Bluff, James River.
Haskell Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Hays Alex. Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Hazlett, Fort, Virginia – Near Norfolk.
Hell Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg; proper name Fort Sedgwick.
Henrico Stockade at, Virginia.
Henry Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Henry Fort, Virginia – On Southampton River.
Hicksford Barracks, Virginia – At Richmond.
Hill Camp, Virginia – Near Harpers Ferry.
Hill Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Hills Point Redoubt at Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Holly Camp, Virginia – Near Newmarket.
Hoods Point, Battery at Virginia – On the lower Potomac.
Hooker Joe Camp, Virginia – At Drummondstown.
Hooker Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Lyon.
Hoover Fort, Virginia – Rockingham County; now town of that name
Hospital Point Battery at Virginia – At Portsmouth.
Howard Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Howard Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Howlett Battery, Virginia – At Dutch Gap.
Hubbardton Camp, Virginia – At Castleton.
Huddleston Camp, Virginia – At Big Palls Creek.
Huger Fort, Virginia – On Hardees Bluff, James River.
Hunt Fort, Virginia – Potomac River, opposite Fort Washington, Maryland

Ira Harris Battery, Virginia – On Warwick River.

Jackson Fort, Virginia – At South end of Long Bridge, Opposite Washington D.C.
Jackson Fort, Virginia – Manassas Junction
Jackson Fort, Virginia – At Richmond
James Fort, Virginia – On the Chickahominy River
James Fort, Virginia – At Jamestown
Jameson Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Lyon.
Jamestown Forts near, Virginia – Forts James and Powhatan.
Jericho Fort, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Johnston Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Lyon.
Johnston Fort, Virginia – At Leesburg; name changed to Fort Geary.
Johnston Fort, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Josiah Simpson General Hospital, Virginia – Near Fort Monroe.

Kearny Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria Seminary.
Keene Fort, Virginia
Kelley Fort, Virginia – On New Creek.
Keyes Fort, Virginia – At Gloucester Point.
Keyes Camp, Virginia – Near Augusta.
Keyes Camp, Virginia – On Uptons Hill
King Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.

Lee Camp, Virginia – At Richmond.
Lee Fort, Virginia – Henrico County; now town of that name near Richmond, on Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
Lee Camp, Virginia – In Westmoreland County.
Lee’s Mills Fortifications at Virginia – On James River.
Leslie Camp, Virginia – On Arlington Heights.
Lewis Fort, Virginia – Near Salem, Roanoke County.
Lewis Fort, Virginia – Bath County, on Pasture River; now town of that name.
Libby Prison, Virginia – At Richmond.
Lincoln Camp, Virginia – On the Chickahominy.
Lookout Camp, Virginia – Twenty miles from Ganley.
Loudon Fort, Virginia – At Winchester.
Loups Creek Camp, Virginia – Near Gauley.
Louverture General Hospital, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Lowell Camp, Virginia – At Prospect Hill.
Lowry Point, Battery at, Virginia – On Rappahannock River.
Lynn Haven Bay, Battery at, Virginia
Lyon Fort, Virginia – Near Alexandria.

Magruder Fort, Virginia – Near Williamsburg.
Mahone Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Mansfield Camp, Virginia – At Deep Creek.
Mansfield Battery, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Marcy Fort, Virginia – Near Chain Bridge.
Marion Camp, Virginia – At Uptons Hill.
Marshall Battery, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Massachusetts Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Massachusetts Battery, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Mathias Point, Battery at, Virginia – On Lower Potomac River.
Meikle Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.
Misery Camp, Virginia – Near Martinsburg.
Mitchell Fort, Virginia – Lunenburg Comity; now town of that name.
Monroe Fort, Virginia – At Old Point Comfort.
Monroe Arsenal Fort Virginia – At Fort Monroe.
Montgomery Battery, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Morris Fort, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Morton Fort, Virginia – Two miles from Georgetown, D. C.
Morton Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Mount Malady Fort, Virginia – At Henrico.
Mount Vernon Battery, Virginia – At Fort Hunt, Potomac River.
Mowdey Battery, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Mulberry Point Fort at, Virginia – James River, near Richmond.
Munsons Hill Fort on, Virginia – Fort Skedaddle, 1 mile south of Falls Church.
Myer Fort, Virginia – At Arlington, on the old site of Fort Whipple.

McClellan Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
McConihe Redoubt, Virginia – On James River.
McGilvery Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
McMahon Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
McPherson Fort, Virginia – Near Arlington.
McRae, Fort, Virginia – Near Poplar Grove Church.

Nansemond Fort, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Naseway Shoals, Fort at, Virginia
Nelson Fort, Virginia – On west side of Norfolk Harbor, opposite Fort Norfolk.
Newport News Fort at, Virginia – Fort Butler.
Newton Camp, Virginia – In Fairfax County.
Newton Camp, Virginia – At Westpoint.
Norfolk Fort, Virginia – One mile north of Norfolk.
North Fort, Virginia

Old Point Comfort, Fort at, Virginia – Fort Monroe.
Olmstead Camp, Virginia – Near Falls Church.
One Number Battery, Virginia – On Wormsley Creek.
Onondaga Battery, Virginia.
O’Rourke Fort, Virginia – A defense of Washington, D. C.
Owen Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.

Page Fort, Virginia – Near Williamsburg.
Palmer Camp, Virginia – Near Arlington.
Parsons Battery, Virginia – At Curtis’ House, near Bermuda Hundred.
Patience Fort, Virginia – At Henrico.
Pegan (or Pagan) Creek Battery at, Virginia
Pendleton Fort, Virginia – Near Romney.
Perry Battery, Virginia – On the James River.
Piatt Camp, Virginia – Ten miles above Charleston.
Pickens Camp, Virginia – At Manassas Junction.
Pierpont Camp, Virginia – At Ceredo, Wayne County.
Pierpont Camp, Virginia – Prospect Hill, Fairfax County.
Pig Point Battery at, Virginia – South of Newport News.
Pocahontas Camp, Virginia – Near Eastville.
Pocahontas Fort, Virginia – On James River, at Wilsons Landing.
Poco Camp, Virginia – On the Kanawha River.
Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Possum Nose Battery at, Virginia – On Potomac River, below Cockpit Point.
Potomac Creek Batteries on, Virginia – On Lower Potomac.
Powhattan Fort, Virginia – On James River, near Little Brandon.
Potter Camp, Virginia – Near Bermuda Hundred.
Prescott Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Pruyn Battery, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Pungoteague Inlet Battery at, Virginia – On Chesapeake Bay.

Quantico River Battery near, Virginia

Ransay Fort, Virginia – A defense of Washington, D.C.
Randolph, Fort, West Virginia – Mouth of Great Kanawha.
Red Redoubt, Virginia- At Yorktown.
Reed Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Remount, Camp, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Reno Fort, Virginia – Near Portsmouth.
Republic Fort, Virginia – On south fork of the Shenandoah.
Reynolds Fort, Virginia – Three miles northwest of Alexandria.
Rick Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Rice’s Fort West Virginia – On Buffalo Creek, 14 miles from Ohio River.
Richards Fort, West Virginia- On the Monongahela.
Richardson Fort, Virginia – About 8 miles from Washington, D. C.
Richmond Arsenal, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Richmond National Cemetery, Virginia- At Richmond.
Richmond. Fort, Virginia – On battleground of Fair Oaks.
Rickets Fort, West Virginia
Riddle’s Fort, West Virginia – On Lost River.
Rip Raps Fort on the, Virginia – Fort Wool.
Rodgers Battery, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Rodman Fort, Virginia – Near Portsmouth.
Rosecrans Battery, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Royal Fort, Virginia – On Pamunkey River.
Royalhannon Fort, Virginia -(See Loyal Hanna and Ligonier.)
Rucker Camp, Virginia – Near Falls Church.

Sacket Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
St. John Camp, Virginia – In Fairfax County.
Sampson Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Sawyer Battery, Virginia – At Crow Nest.
Schofield Camp, Virginia – Near Lynchburg.
Scott Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Scott Camp, Virginia – At Carnifex Ferry.
Scott, Camp, Virginia – Near Cross Lane.
Scott Fort, Virginia – At Four Mile Creek.
Scott Winfield Fort, Virginia – Near Yorktown.
Sedgwick, Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg; also called Fort Hell.
Selden, Fort, Louisiana.
Seminary Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Semmes Battery, Virginia – On James River.
Seven-Mile Reach Battery, Virginia – On Appomattox River.
Seven Pines National Cemetery, Virginia – In Henrico County.
Sewalls Point, Fort at, Virginia – Fort Boushs Bluff.
Sheridan Camp, Virginia – Near Winchester.
Sheridan Point Fort at, Virginia – Fort Hunt.
Shipping Point Battery at, Virginia – On Potomac River.
Sickel General Hospital, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Sidney Fort, Virginia – At Richmond.
Simpson Josiah, General Hospital, Virginia – Near Fort Monroe.
Skedaddle Fort, Virginia – On Munsons Hill.
Slough Camp, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Slough General Hospital, Virginia – At Alexandria.
Smith C. F. Fort, Virginia – Near Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, D. C.
Southern Branch National Soldiers’ Home, Virginia – Elizabeth City County.
South Quay Battery, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Spofford Battery, Virginia – On James River
Spottsylvania Fort at Virginia
Springdale Camp, Virginia – At Fort Albany
Stanton Camp, Virginia -On Mason’s Island, near Georgetown.
Steadman Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Staunton National Cemetery, Virginia – At Staunton.
Stephens Fort, Virginia – At Drurys Bluff.
Stevens Battery, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Stony Creek Station Fort at, Virginia
Strasburg, Fort at, Virginia
Strawberry Plains, Battery at, Virginia
Strong Fort, Virginia – A mile west of Aqueduct Bridge, D. C.
Suffolk Camp, Virginia – At Suffolk.
Sybert’s Fort, Virginia – On Potomac River.

Tanners Creek Battery at, Virginia – Opposite Craney Island.
Tar Fort, Virginia – On Craney Island, near Norfolk.
Terrill Camp, Virginia – At Richmond.
Thomas Fort, Virginia – On Rappahannock River, 5 miles from Fredericksburg.
Tillinghast Fort, Virginia – Near Arlington.
Todd Camp, Virginia – At Fort Albany.
Trial Fort, Virginia – On Smiths River.
Turnbull Camp, Virginia – At Arlington.
Tyler Camp, Virginia – At Fairfax.

Union Fort, Virginia – Near Suffolk.
Urmston Fort, Virginia – At Petersburg.

Vass’s Fort, Virginia
Veile Camp, Virginia – Three miles from Norfolk.
Vernon Camp, Virginia – Near Fort Ellsworth.
Virginia Camp, Virginia – At White Sulphur Springs.

Wadsworth Camp, Virginia – Near Langley.
Wadsworth Fort, Virginia – Near Petersburg.
Wadsworth Camp, Virginia – On Uptons Hill.
Walker Battery, Virginia
Ward Fort, Virginia – Three miles northwest of Alexandria.
Wardon’s Fort, West Virginia – On Lost River.
Wards Hill, Battery at, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Warrenton Camp, Virginia – Near Sulphur Springs.
Warsaw Sound, Works at, Georgia
Warwick Battery at, Virginia
Weed Fort, Virginia – A defense of Washington, D. C.
West’s Fort, West Virginia – In Lewis County.
Westfall’s Fort, West Virginia
Wheeling Fort at, West Virginia – Bennett’s Fort.
Whipple Fort, Virginia – On Arlington Heights; now Fort Myer.
Wilcox, Battery, Virginia – On James River.
Willard Fort, Virginia – Near Alexandria.
Williams Camp, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Williams Fort, Virginia – On Traitors Hill, near Alexandria.
Williamsburg Fort at, Virginia – Fort Magruder.
Wilson’s Fort, West Virginia
Winder Camp, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Winchester National Cemetery, Virginia – At Winchester.
Winfield Scott Camp, Virginia – Near Yorktown.
Winthrop Camp, Virginia – Near Richmond.
Witchen Battery, Virginia – Near Deep Bottom.
Wolf Run Battery, Virginia – On the Occoquan River.
Wood Camp, Virginia – At Arlington.
Wood Battery, Virginia – On James River.
Woodbury Fort, Virginia – Near Aqueduct Bridge.
Woodruff Fort, Virginia – Near Portsmouth
Wool Fort, Virginia – On the Rip Raps, near Fort Monroe
Worth Fort, Virginia – Near Alexandria
York Fort, Virginia – On York River
Yorktown National Cemetery, Virginia – At Yorktown
Yosemite National Park Reservation and Camp in California
Young Fort, West Virginia

Zabrisky Fort, Virginia – Near Zabrisky River.

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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