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  Historic Fort's Of The Old West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Regardless of the life of the fort, each new outpost opened a new era in the history of the frontier, a new chapter written in courage by the soldiers, settlers, and Indian braves who fought, built, bled, and often died while creating the history of the country’s growth westward.
Fort Meade, established in l878, was once an active Cavalry post charged with maintaining the peace with the Cheyenne Indians in the area.
The fort was established during the Civil War as a defensive position at the mouth of the Columbia River.
www.ida.net /users/lamar/historicfort.html   (10790 words)

  
 Military Forts in the Dakotas
The fort was at the crossroads of several major transportation routes in the Northern Plains until its abandonment in 1877.
Fort Sully was abandoned in late summer, 1866, because of the deplorable conditions.
The fort gradually declined in importance and was abandoned in 1891.
www.sdgfp.info /Parks/Learning/DakotaForts.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Fort Hamilton
Fort Hamilton primarily serves Fort Totten, Fort Wadsworth and Mitchell Field, as well as any other military personnel or installations in the tri-state area.
Without ever firing a shot a new generation of forts at the Narrows held the British fleet at bay during the war of 1812 and perhaps saved New York City from the fate of the nation's carital, buried by the invaders.
On the Brooklyn side Fort Lewis, an earth and timber work; offshore Fort Diamond (later call Fort Lafayette) was of stone, the first stone defense on the eastern shore of the Narrows.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/fort-hamilton.htm   (799 words)

  
 Fort Wadsworth- NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
Improvements were made to Forts Richmond and Tompkins in 1860s based on 1840s recommendations of CPT R.E.Lee.
The entire complex of Forts and Batteries was consolidated as Fort Wadsworth, named for Brig Gen James Wadsworth killed in the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness.
By 1924 (coastal defense had moved to Fort Tilden) it was an infantry post and its coastal guns were cut up for scrap during WW2.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /forts/fortsT_Z/wadsworthFort.htm   (251 words)

  
 Welcome to Fort Hamilton
Without ever firing a shot, a new generation of forts at the Narrows held the British fleet at bay during the war of 1812 and perhaps saved New York City from the fate of the nation's capital, which was burned by the invaders.
Though references to the structure as "Fort Hamilton" occur as early as 1826, it was not officially named for the first Secretary of the Treasury until the 20th century.
Fort Hamilton is located on the southwestern tip of Brooklyn, New York, at the base of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
www.nad.usace.army.mil /fh.htm   (1665 words)

  
 Shore Acres, Staten Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shore Acres is a neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, one of the five boroughs of New York City.
It is situated along the Upper New York Bay, just north of Fort Wadsworth and south of Rosebank.
Soon after the homes were built, the name "Shore Acres" began to be applied to the locality itself, generally considered to be bounded by Bay Street on the west, the Upper New York Bay on the east, Nautilus Street on the north, and Arthur Von Briesen Park on the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shore_Acres,_Staten_Island   (239 words)

  
 National Lighthouse Museum - Fort Wadsworth Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was an active aid to navigation through the mid-60s, when the completion of the Verrazano Bridge rendered it obsolete.
A juxtaposition of old and new architecture arises, as you stand on the overlook and see the 20th century marvel of the bridge overshadowing the 19th century fort.
Ft Wadsworth Light is part of the Gateway National Park and efforts are currently underway to re-light the tower, so passing ships in the night can be reminded of the past.
www.lighthousemuseum.org /nylights/ftw.htm   (202 words)

  
 16) Fort Tilden's HECP
The Advance HECP #2 at Fort Tilden was used to identify ships approaching the Ambrose Channel from the waters off Long Island, and to keep fishing vessels and pleasure craft out of the restricted areas off the shores of Fort Tilden.
Fort Tilden's HECP was located in a casemate equipped with a ventilation system designed to protect the occupants from poison gas attacks.
In the final analysis it is the opinion of the last Officer in Charge at Fort Tilden that magnetic indicator loops were the most successful of all detection devices used in New York Harbor as their findings were scientifically exact, and independent of human analysis.
www.geocities.com /fort_tilden/hecp.html   (3471 words)

  
 Fort Tompkins - NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
Fort Tompkins (3): 1812, Erie County, Buffalo, Niagara River.
Fort Tompkins, likely named for Governor Daniel D. Tompkins, was constructed South West of Brown and contained three cannons.
Fort Gains was added between Tompkins and the lake which created a pentagon shaped complex which was later connected with curtain walls.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /forts/fortsT_Z/tompkinsFort.htm   (316 words)

  
 USACHCS History
Chaplain Pruden was appointed as the school's first commandant, and for this as well as his role in the development of the school, he deserves to be called the "Father of the U.S. Army Chaplain School." For the second session, the school moved to Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky.
It was reactivated on a permanent basis at Camp Grant, Illinois, in April 1920, with a staff of fifteen and student body of the same size.
From 1951 to 1979 the Chaplain School was situated at four posts in the New York City area: Fort Slocum (1951-1962; Fort Hamilton (1962-1974); Fort Wadsworth (1974-1979); and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey (1979-1995).
www.usachcs.army.mil /HISTORY/SchoolHist/HistorySchool.htm   (534 words)

  
 Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Bay Ridge, extending from Sixty-seventh Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway to the Narrows, is a spacious and uncrowded residential district.
John's Church (Episcopal), Ninety-ninth Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, founded in 1834, is known as the "Church of the Generals" because it was attended by various military leaders from Fort Hamilton.
Fort Hamilton, foot of Fort Hamilton Parkway, commands the Narrows, entrance to Upper New York Bay, together with Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island.
www.brooklyn.net /neighborhoods/bay_ridge.html   (515 words)

  
 Ft. Wadsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is almost certain Ft. Wadsworth, at the time called either Signal Hill, or Flagstaff Fort, was used by Washington as a lookout and signal post.
The forts fall into ruin and in 1835 are declared unfit for use.
Fort Richmond is a trapezoidal structure with five foot thick, three-tiered battlement, with gun and rifle ports.
imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov /pigeon/research/wadsworth/timeline_wadsworth.html   (698 words)

  
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On the remnants of the fort is a tall stone monument to the memory of the Third Division of the Federal Ninth Corps.
Fort Mahone was lost during Grant's drive on the morning of April 2, 1865.
FORT WADSWORTH, 3.5 m., was named for Federal General James S. Wadsworth, killed May 6, 1864, in the Battle of the Wilderness (see Tour 10).
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/VAGuide/tour14.html   (1585 words)

  
 Fort Sisseton Historical State Park near Lake City, SD
This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), is a rare reminder of the western frontier.
The fort's name comes from the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, and it is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area's history.
The site of the fort (originally called Fort Wadsworth) was chosen for providing a strong natural defense, an ample supply of lime and clay for making bricks, an abundance of lake water for drinking and a thick stand of trees for timber and fuel.
www.sdgfp.info /parks/regions/glaciallakes/fortsisseton.htm   (456 words)

  
 Press Release Archives #247-97 Ft. Wodsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fort Wadsworth is now part of the National Park Service's Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses sites on Jamaica Bay, Rockaway Peninsula, Staten Island and Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
The inclusion of Fort Wadsworth into the Gateway National Recreation Area was mandated by the 1972 Congressional Enabling Legislation, which dictated that the Fort transfer to the National Park System when declared surplus by the Department of Defense.
Fort Wadsworth National Park contains is home to a number of historic structures including 19th Century forts Battery Weed and Fort Tompkins.
www.nyc.gov /html/om/html/97/sp247-97.html   (589 words)

  
 New York Harbor Narrows Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Within the fort is a swimming pool, and the sally port is an entrance for caterers and workers.
Mike Casale says: "Inside Fort Wadsworth (Richmond) is a fake mounted Rodman cannon and a barrel of a real Rodman on wood chocks.
Became the Upper Battery of Fort Wadsorth in 1902 after the entire reservation was renamed Fort Wadsorth.
www.geocities.com /nycforts/Narrows.html   (240 words)

  
 Noreast.com :: Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military installations in the United States.
Still, the fort’s grounds were closed to fishing prior to 1999 and trespassers were subject to arrest.
Your first trip into Fort Wadsworth should be made during daylight hours and at low tide so you can see the general layout of the place and make note of the many fish-attracting features that exist.
www.noreast.com /articlemanager/ViewArticle.cfm?Article_ID=283&startrecord=51&sort=date&daysToView=14   (1386 words)

  
 Fossella (NY13) - Press Release - Report Says Historic Base Must Remain Open to Protect NYC from Terrorist Attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fort Hamilton is a strategic location from which to support New York City in the event of a terrorist attack and represents a secure staging location for troops in the event of a future attack.
Martin was the Administration Officer at Fort Wadsworth, where he was responsible for all Coast Guard support and logistics following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Fossella formed the Fort Hamilton Task Force in 2001 and charged it with developing an action plan to protect and strengthen the Fort.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/ny13_fossella/pr050307_forthamilton.html   (888 words)

  
 Staten Island on the Web: History
Fort Richmond (now Fort Wadsworth) protects New York City from invasion by the British during the War of 1812.
Daniel D. Tompkins leads the effort to bolster the fort's defenses creating Fort Tompkins which sits at the top of the hill.
The fort is currently part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.
www.nypl.org /branch/staten/index2.cfm?Trg=1&d1=962&template=timeline4   (1463 words)

  
 TravelSD.com -- Fort Sisseton State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fort Sisseton serves as a colorful reminder of South Dakota’s frontier history.
Situated in the rolling prairie hills of northeastern South Dakota, the military outpost, originally known as Fort Wadsworth, was established in 1864 after the nearby Dakota Conflict in western Minnesota.
Every June, Fort Sisseton echoes with the sounds of booming cannons, cavalry troops, fl powder riflemen, buck skinners, muzzleloaders, trappers and fur traders during the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival.
www.travelsd.com /parks/fortsisseton   (199 words)

  
 National Register of Historic Places - Fort Wadsworth Agency and Scout Headquarters
Fort Wadsworth (later known as Fort Sisseton) was established near Kettle Lake in what is now South Dakota.
In 1864 the Agency and Scout Headquarters building was built one mile east of the fort, on the shore of Kettle Lake.
The only surviving log building associated with Fort Wadsworth and a rare example of pièce-sur-pièce construction, it serves today as a museum.
nrhp.mnhs.org /property_overview.cfm?PropertyID=16   (193 words)

  
 Fort Wadsworth
Now inactive and managed by the National Park Service as part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth was one of the most important military bases in the country for much of our nation’s history.
In 1995, the last military tenant, the navy, departed and officially turned Fort Wadsworth over to the Department of the Interior.
In 1997, Fort Wadsworth opened to the public as part of Gateway National Recreation Area.
statenislandusa.com /pages/ft_wadsworth.html   (364 words)

  
 Fred's Place|www.fredsplace.org
ON GI, he was involved in the base closure, protection and relocation of the CG to Ft. Wadsworth in 1997.
At Fort Wadsworth, he worked as a Reserve ESO, and in the Marine Response Division.
A memorial service will be held at the Father Capodanno Chapel on Fort Wadsworth on a Saturday in March, specific date TBD.
www.fredsplace.org /obit/valentin.shtml   (531 words)

  
 Satan's Laundromat: Fort Wadsworth
Posted by: Stacey at May 20, 2004 10:18 PM The fort situated atop the embankment overlooking the Narrows was called the Quadrangle when I worked there in the late sixties.
Posted by: Tom Hines at April 26, 2005 11:39 PM I was asssigned to the 26th Army Band on Fort Wadsworth from 1975 to 1978.
I was born and raised in the neighborhood.
www.satanslaundromat.com /sl/archives/000132.html   (6943 words)

  
 ARTHUR VON BRIESEN PARK - Historical Sign
Although Viking ships may have sailed up the Narrows in the eleventh century, the discovery of this area is credited to Giovanni Verrazano, who anchored at present-day Fort Wadsworth in 1524.
Fort Wadsworth, the oldest continually staffed military reservation in the United States, takes its name for Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth.
Wadsworth, a Union Army commander during the Civil War, was killed in 1865 during the Battle of the Wilderness.
www.nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7722   (535 words)

  
 the Pit - Marvel Super Heroes Classic Style
On the surface, the Pit interfaces with Fort Wadsworth by posing as its motor pool, which consists of a garage and a fully functional repair / service bay; the ruse must be believable, after all, and besides, the Joes have to maintain their vehicles somewhere.
After a second assault on Fort Wadsworth by Cobra forces, this time led by Cobra Commander and Serpentor, the Joes went mobile for a while (since the second Pit was utterly destroyed).
While their equipment was on the move, though, many of the Joes participated in the construction of a third headquarters, this time situated in the middle of nowhere, deep within the deserts of southern Utah.
www.technohol.com /gijoe/82j-gear/pit.asp   (1894 words)

  
 Brooklyn College Helps Establish National Parks of New York Harbor Education Center
Situated in the roomy third floor of a converted army barracks in historic Fort Wadsworth, located at the Staten Island anchorage of the Verrazano-Narrrows Bridge, the National Parks of New York Harbor Education Center has been in the works since 1997.
Brooklyn College student Tamar Cohen's extensive survey of the stone building materials used in Fort Wadsworth gives tangible evidence of the intriguing story of the early quarrying industry in New York.
Finally, the center is a few hundred feet away from the landmark fortifications of Fort Wadsworth, the same place where, each November, runners for the New York Marathon assemble before the race.
www.brooklyn.cuny.edu /bc/spotlite/news/101804.htm   (979 words)

  
 Twentieth Regiment of Infantry
Company K was detained at Fort Snelling until late in the month of May, when it proceeded by rail to Saint Cloud, Minn., and marched from that point to Fort Totten, a distance of 300 miles.
Fort Rice, D. T., and there joined an expedition commanded by Major Whistler, 22d Infantry, organized as an escort to a Northern Pacific surveying party, and as a part of this escort marched to the Yellowstone River.
D, as escort to paymaster, marched from Fort Maginnis to Custer Station, and returned to its post on the 16th of November, 1885, having marched 220 miles.
www.army.mil /cmh/books/R&H/R&H-20IN.htm   (2150 words)

  
 H. I. Feldman's New York Buildings -- page 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The building is (mistakenly) identified as "Fort Wadsworth Towers" in "Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration, and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties", by Patricia Bayer (Thames & Hudson, London, 1992).
On the west ridge is Fort Tryon -- a.k.a.
Wadsworth Towers is the yellow brick building floating high above the street in the background.
www.brorson.com /BronxWeb/HIFeldman/HIFeldman_Bldgs_4.html   (397 words)

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