Fort Bowie (Arizona)

Located in the southeast corner of Arizona, Fort Bowie National Historic Site commemorates the story of the bitter conflict between the Chiricahua Apache and the United States military.

It also stands as a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S.  soldiers in paving the way for westward settlement and the taming of the western frontier. …Fort Bowie (Arizona)»»

Fort Buchanan (Arizona)

Fort Buchanan (1856-61) was built to supplement a number of other military posts established in the territory acquired from Mexico in 1848.

Fort Buchanan was the first within the bounds of the Gadsden Purchase (1853). First founded as Camp Moore, but renamed Fort Buchanan in honor of President James Buchanan, the post protected settlers and stages from Chiricahua Apaches. …Fort Buchanan (Arizona)»»

Fort Breckinridge (Arizona)

Fort Breckinridge (Old Camp Grant) (1860-1872) was the second military post to be established in the area of the Gadsden Purchase.

Troops from the first Fort Buchanan built it in May, 1860 at the confluence of the San Pedro River and Aravaipa Creek. Its purpose was to protect area settlers and emigrants against hostile Indians. …Fort Breckinridge (Arizona)»»

Fort Apache (Arizona)

From its founding in 1870 until Geronimo’s capture in 1886, Fort Apache was regularly involved in the Indian Wars of the area.

It was first called Camp Ord, in honor of General O.C. Ord, Commander of Arizona when it was built in the spring; however, just a few months later, the name was changed to Camp Mogollon in August, then Camp Thomas in September.  …Fort Apache (Arizona)»»

Camp Hualapai (Arizona)

Camp Hualapai (1869-1873) was first known as Camp Toll Gate. This post was established in May, 1869, just southeast of Aztec Pass on William H. Hardy’s toll road between Prescott and Hardyville (which eventually developed into Bullhead City.)

In 1870, it was taken over by the military to protect the road from Indian attacks, but the troops abandoned the camp in 1873. …Camp Hualapai (Arizona)»»

Camp Date Creek (Arizona)

Camp Date Creek (1867-1874)  was first established as Camp McPherson in January, 1867. The camp was a temporary post and its purpose was to guard the road between Prescott and La Paz, Arizona.

Unlike many Arizona forts, Camp McPherson was situated in a an area of beauty, with meadows and tall grasses along a creek called Date Creek, because of the abundance of yucca, or wild dates, in the area. …Camp Date Creek (Arizona)»»

Camp Crittenden (Arizona)

Camp Crittenden (1867-1873)  was named for Colonel Thomas L. Crittenden, who commanded the 32nd Infantry at the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, and Chickamauga during the Civil War.

The fort was established on August 10, 1867. Located at the head of Davidson Canyon, just west of present-day Sonoita, Arizona, Camp Crittenden was built adjacent to the site of Fort Buchanan. …Camp Crittenden (Arizona)»»

Fort Morgan (Alabama)

Located on Mobile Point at the end of Fort Morgan Peninsula, this fortress was first established as Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812.

Constructed by the U.S. Army in April, 1813, the fort’s objective was to guard against possible British attack.

The “fort” was comprised of an earth and wood redoubt and was named for Colonel John Bowyer, who was in charge of completing the construction in 1814. …Fort Morgan (Alabama)»»

Fort Gaines (Alabama)

Located on the  eastern tip of Dauphin Island, off the Gulf coast of Alabama, stand  the well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines which have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years.

 For centuries before, the island had been popular with  Native Americans who went there to fish, hunt and gather oysters and other shellfish that grew in profusion in Mobile bay. Traces of their presence can still be seen today at Shell Mound Park on the Island’s north shore. …Fort Gaines (Alabama)»»

Fort Conde (Alabama)

Fort Conde remained in the hands of its French builders until 1763, when it was turned over to the British along with the rest of Alabama as part of the agreement that ended the French and Indian War.

The British renamed the post Fort Charlotte in honor of King George III’s wife and maintained a garrison here throughout the American Revolution. An original cannon from the British era can be seen across the walk from the old French gun at the Conde-Charlotte House. …Fort Conde (Alabama)»»