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Fort Machault

Fort Machault

PA
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a fort built by the French in 1754 near the confluence of French Creek with the Allegheny River, at present-day Franklin, in northwest Pennsylvania. The fort was part of a line that included Fort Presque Isle, Fort Le Boeuf, and Fort Duquesne. The fort was built on a hill, 60 yards west of the Allegheny River. The fort was in the form of a parallelogram, abo...
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Fort Macon

Fort Macon

NC
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
Five-sided Fort Macon is constructed of brick and stone. Twenty-six vaulted rooms (also called casements) are enclosed by outer walls that are 4.5 feet (1.4 m) thick. Fort Macon was built as part of the Third System of US fortifications, and was preceded by Fort Hampton of the Second System. The Battle of Fort Macon was fought there during March and April 18...
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Fort Madison

Fort Madison

IA
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
the first permanent U.S. military fortification on the Upper Mississippi. Fort Madison was the site of Black Hawk's first battle against U.S. troops, the only real War of 1812 battle fought west of the Mississippi. It was also the location of the first U.S. military cemetery in the upper Midwest. The fort was named for James Madison, fourth President of the ...
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Fort Mandan

Fort Mandan

ND
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
the encampment which the Lewis and Clark Expedition built for wintering over in 1804-1805. The encampment was located on the Missouri River approximately twelve miles from the site of present-day Washburn, North Dakota, which developed later. The precise location is not known for certain and is believed now to be under the water of the river. A replica of th...
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Fort Massac

Fort Massac

IL
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a French colonial and early National-era fort on the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. Its site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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Fort Massachusetts

Fort Massachusetts

MS
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a fort on West Ship Island along the Mississippi Gulf Coast of the United States. It was built following the War of 1812, with brick walls during 1859-1866, and remained in use until 1903. Currently, it is a historical tourist attraction within the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The fort is located about halfway along the north shore of West Ship Island, ne...
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Fort Maurepas

Fort Maurepas

aka: Old Biloxi
MS
builtdestroyed
1699unknown
developed in colonial French Louisiana (New France) in April 1699 along the Gulf of Mexico. (at present-day Ocean Springs, Mississippi). Fort Maurepas was designated temporarily as the capital of Louisiana (New France) in 1719. The capital was being moved from Mobile (in present-day Alabama) up the Mississippi River to New Orleans to protect it from hurrican...
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Fort McIntosh

Fort McIntosh

PA
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
an early American log frontier fort situated near the confluence of the Ohio River and the Beaver River in what is now Beaver, Pennsylvania. The fortress was constructed in 1778 under the direction of Lt. Col. Cambray-Digny, a French engineer, and named in honor of General Lachlan McIntosh. The fortress was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Fort McInt...
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Fort McNair

Fort McNair

aka: Washington Arsenal, Fort Lesley J. McNair
DC
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a United States Army post located on the tip of Greenleaf Point, the peninsula that lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. To the peninsula's west is the Washington Channel, while the Anacostia River is on its south side. Originally named Washington Arsenal, the fort has been an army post for more than 200 yea...
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Fort Meigs

Fort Meigs

OH
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a United States fortification along the Maumee River in Ohio during the War of 1812. The British army, supported by Tecumseh's Confederacy, failed to capture the fort during the Siege of Fort Meigs. It is named in honor of Ohio governor Return J. Meigs, Jr., for his support in providing General William Henry Harrison with militia and supplies for the line of...
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Fort Miami

Fort Miami

OH
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
a fort built on the Maumee River at the eastern edge of the present-day city of Maumee, Ohio, and southwest of the present-day city of Toledo, Ohio. It was built by the British on United States territory: the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolutionary War clearly assigned the territory to the United States, but the British refused to ...
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Fort Mifflin

Fort Mifflin

aka: Fort Island Battery, Mud Island Fort
PA
builtdestroyed
unknownunknown
commissioned in 1771 and sits on Mud Island (or Deep Water Island) on the Delaware River below Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia International Airport. During the American Revolutionary War, the British Army bombarded and captured the fort as part of their conquest of Philadelphia in autumn 1777. The United States Army began to rebuild the fort in...
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Fort Mojave

Fort Mojave

aka: Camp Colorado
AZ
builtdestroyed
1859, Apr 19unknown
originally named Camp Colorado when it was established on April 19, 1859 by Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman during the Mohave War. It was located on the east bank of the Colorado River, at Beale's Crossing, near the head of the Mohave Valley in Mohave County, Arizona by the recommendation of Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale. After the end of the Indian ...
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Fort Morris

Fort Morris

GA
builtdestroyed
17411814
The first fort on the site was constructed in 1741 and used in the French and Indian War to protect a plantation owned by Captain Mark Carr. The next fort at the site was constructed in 1756 at the encouragement of locals who were being attacked during uprising of Creek Indians in the era during the French and Indian War. Fort Morris was attacked by the Brit...
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Fort Mott

Fort Mott

VT
builtin usedestroyed
unknown1777unknown
A settlers' palisaded log fort on the east bank of Otter Creek, about a mile south of the future location of Fort Vengeance. Built after the Battle of Hubbardton (July 1777), it was also used by the local militia.
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