Forts of the United States: A Historical Dictionary, 16th Through 19th Centuries
by Bud Hannings
From forts to blockhouses, garrison houses to trading posts, stations to presidios, missions to ranches and towns, this work provides a history of ... Show synopsis From forts to blockhouses, garrison houses to trading posts, stations to presidios, missions to ranches and towns, this work provides a history of the primary fortifications established during 400 tumultuous years in what would become the United States of America. Under each state's heading, this substantial volume contains alphabetized entries with information regarding each structure's history. The earliest forts established by the Danes, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Swedes, Mexicans and Russians are listed, and colonial American forts are covered in detail. Beginning with the American Revolution, each of the American military fortifications, militia forts, settlers? forts and blockhouses is listed and described. Helpful appendices list Civil War defenses (and military hospitals) of Washington, D.C.; Florida Seminole Indian war forts; Pony Express depots; Spanish missions and presidios; twentieth-century U.S. forts, posts, bases, and stations; and a conflict chronology.