Virginia Forts


Accokeek Creek Encampment & Fort

Located near Brooke in Stafford County is the evidence of a Union winter camp. It is south of Accokeek Creek west of town. There are three extant earthwork Union batteries on a 25-acre area. Portions of a fourth battery also remain. Two log hut campsites are also located in this area. There is also portions of a pine log corduroy road in swampy areas. This camp was used in 1862-1863.

A Union 30-foot square redoubt protecting the railroad bridge over Accokeek Creek. This fort was used 1863-1864.

Stafford County is proposing this as the site of a future county park.

Fort Belvoir Chapel, 1942

Fort Belvoir Chapel, 1942

Fort Belvoir Mail Call, 1943

Fort Belvoir Mail Call, 1943

Fort Belvoir Negro Infantry, 1942

Fort Belvoir Negro Infantry, 1942

Students of the Negro Infantry in training at the Army Engineer school relaxing between studies. Fort Belvoir, 1942.

Brent Town Fort

King James II granted 30,000 acres for Roman Catholics as sanctuary to George Brent of Stafford County and London residents Robert Bristow, Richard Foote and Nicholas Hayward. A fortified outpost overlooked a Native American path now referred to as Carolina Road was built by Brent. The Native Americans moved their trail further west in response. The settlement failed with the death of Brent in 1694. The exact location of Brent Town is unknown.

Fort Corcoran, 1865

Fort Corcoran, 1865

Band of the 107th U.S. Colored Infantry, Fort Corcoran, Arlington, Va., ~1865.

Germantown Fort

This was a palisaded fort created by and four twelve German families who moved away from Fort Germanna. A year before they moved, their trustees, John Fishback, John Hoffman and Jacob Holtzclaw, claimed 1805 acres along Licking Run. Other family heads were: Melchoir Brumback, Joseph Coons, Harman Fishback, Peter Hitt, John Kemper, John Joseph Martin, John Jacob Rector, John Spilman and Tilman Weaver. With their pastor, Rev Henry Hager, they formed the first German Reformed Congregation in the southern colonies. Thomas Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck, issued a land grant to them 22 Aug 1724.

Camp Humphreys, 1920

Camp Humphreys, 1920

Soldiers at Camp A. A. Humphreys Training School, 1920. Camp Humphreys, built during 1917-18, was appended to "Camp Belvoir," today, Fort Belvoir (Fairfax County).

Kilgore Fort House

Kilgore Fort House is a restored fort house. It doesn't have walls around it, it was simply a house built for defense. These types of homes were common on the frontiers of Virginia between 1763 and 1795. It is the only one remaining in existence.

Kilgore Fort House was built about 1790 by Reverend Robert Kilgore near Nickelsville, Virginia in Scott County. There are two stories with two rooms on each story. The rooms are divided by timber partitions. The arrangement of the interior is such that in case of attack, retreat was possible into the next room and a final stand could be made in the northeast room of the second floor. The original design had no windows, only gun ports. The doors were made of heavy timbers and a heavy wooden bar was used to lock them.

Despite its design for protection, there is no record of it ever being attacked. It is located at a natural crossing of Copper Creek. At least two bridges, including the one in use, have been built there.

  • Redoubt "A"
  • Fort Abbott
  • Accokeek Creek Encampment & Fort
  • Accomack Plantation Fort
  • Ajacán
  • Fort Albany
  • Albemarle Barrack
  • Fort Albion
  • Camp Alexander
  • Fort (Battery) Alexander
  • Alexander's Blockhouse
  • Alexandria Military Railroad Complex
  • Alexandria Quartermaster Depot
  • Camp Alger
  • Fort Algernourne
  • Fort Ethan Allen
  • Battery (Redoubt) Anderson
  • Camp Andrew
  • Apex Fort
  • Aqueduct Bridge Gate
  • Aquia Creek Defenses
  • Fort Archer
  • Camp Arlington
  • Arlington Line
  • Camp Ashby
  • Ashland Mill Redoubt
  • Austin's Fort
  • Fort Avery
  • Axacan
  • Bacon's Castle
  • Bacon's Fort
  • Bailey's Crossroads Redoubt
  • Fort Baldwin
  • Fort at Ball's Point
  • Camp Banks
  • Bank's Fort
  • Fort Barbour
  • Fort Barnard
  • Barrel Point Battery
  • Barren Ridge Camp
  • Battery Hill Redoubt
  • Fort Beauregard
  • Beaver Dam Creek - Mechanicsville Earthworks
  • Camp Beckwith
  • Bellefont
  • Bellona Arsenal
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Benham's Fort
  • Fort Bennett
  • Berkeley Town
  • Bermuda Citie
  • Bermuda Hundred Line
  • Bermuda Hundred Palisade
  • Fort Berry
  • Berryville Earthworks
  • Bickley's Fort
  • Big Bethel Redoubt
  • Big Crab Orchard Fort
  • Big Crab Orchard Site
  • Black Creek Redoubt
  • Black's Fort
  • Fort Blackmore
  • Blackwater Fort
  • Blackwater Line
  • Fort Blaisdell
  • Fort Blencker
  • Blockhouse Number 1
  • Blockhouse Number 2
  • Blockhouse Number 3
  • Blunt Pointe Blockhouse
  • Boise's Fort
  • Boone Cabin
  • Camp Bottoms Bridge
  • Bowen's Fort
  • Camp Bowers
  • Camp Bowers Hill
  • Bower's Hill Redoubt
  • Bowman's Fort
  • Fort Boykin
  • Fort Braddock
  • Fort Brady
  • Fort Breckenridge
  • Brents Point Battery
  • Brent Town Fort
  • Camp Briggs
  • Bristoe Station
  • Brock's Gap Fort
  • Brook Hill Fort
  • Camp Brooke
  • Brooke Station Fort
  • Battery Brooks
  • Broaddus Flats Site
  • Fort Bross
  • Fort Brown
  • Brown's Station
  • Buck Site
  • Buckhorn Quarters
  • Fort Buffalo
  • Buford's Knoll Battery
  • Burke's Fort
  • Burner's Fort
  • Fort Burnham
  • Battery Burpee
  • Burwell's Landing Battery
  • Bush's Fort
  • Bushy Bluff Battery
  • Camp Butler
  • Buzzard Rock Site
  • Camp Byrd
  • Fort Byrd
  • W Byrd's Fort
  • Camp Byron
  • Post at Cabin Point
  • Castle Calhoun
  • Fort Calhoun
  • Camp California
  • Calloway's Fort
  • Cannon Branch Fort
  • Fort (Redoubt) Carpenter
  • Carpenter's Fort
  • Camp Cary
  • A Campbell's Fort
  • J Campbell's Fort
  • Carter's Fort/Station
  • Carysbrooke Redoubt
  • Fort Cass
  • The Castle
  • Catlett Station
  • Cedar Creek Earthworks
  • Cedar Point Battery
  • Centreville Defenses
  • Centreville Fort
  • Chadwell's Station
  • Chaffin's Bluff
  • Chancellorsville
  • Chandler Crossing Redoubts
  • Fort Charity
  • Charles Citie
  • Fort Charles
  • Cherrystone Point Battery
  • Camp Chessenessix
  • Cape Henry Fort
  • Chesapeack
  • Chesterfield C H Camp
  • Chickahominy Bluff
  • Camp Chincoteague
  • Chiskiack Fort
  • Chisman's Fort
  • Fort Chiswell
  • Chopawamsic Battery
  • Fort Christanna
  • Fort Christian
  • Christy's Fort
  • City Point Fort
  • Fort Clarke
  • Clark's Mountain Signal Station
  • Camp Clifton
  • Fort Clifton
  • Clifts Plantation Fort
  • Battery Clingman
  • Clover Creek Fort
  • Camp Cobb
  • Cobb's Hill Redoubt
  • Cocke's Station
  • Cockpit Point Battery
  • Cold Harbor
  • Coleman's Fort
  • Cole's Hill Signal Station
  • Fort Collier
  • Fort Colquitt
  • Colvill's Fort
  • Fort Colvin
  • Compton's Fort
  • Fort Conahey
  • Fort Connecticut
  • Contraband Barracks
  • Fort Converse
  • Camp Corbin
  • Fort Corcoran
  • Cornett Site
  • Cowan's Fort
  • Fort Crafford
  • Fort Craig
  • Craig's Creek Fort
  • Craney Island Fort
  • Cricket Hill Fort
  • J Crisman's Fort
  • I Crissman Sr's Fort
  • I Crissman Jr's Station
  • Culpeper Encampment
  • Fort Cummings
  • Camp Custis
  • Fort John Custis
  • Fort Dahlgren
  • Dale's Fort
  • Dalstonburg Magazine
  • Battery Dantzler
  • Danville Earthworks
  • Fort Darling
  • Davis' Fancy
  • Fort Davis
  • J Davis' Fort/Station
  • Davidson's Fort
  • Fort Davison
  • Day's Point Battery
  • De La Warr's Fort
  • Deep Bottom Earthworks
  • Fort Defiance
  • Fort DeKalb
  • Dickenson's Fort
  • Fort Dickinson
  • Dimmock Line
  • Fort Dinwiddie
  • Camp Distribution
  • Fort Dix
  • Doller's Point Battery
  • Dorton's Fort
  • Fort (Redoubt) Drake
  • Draper's Meadows Fort
  • Drewry's Bluff
  • Fort Dushane
  • Dutch Gap Battery
  • Fort Dutton
  • Duncan's Fort
  • Dunkard Bottom Fort
  • Dunlap's Fort
  • Each's Fort
  • Camp Early
  • Fort Early
  • Eastville Barracks
  • Fort Egypt
  • Fort Elizabeth
  • Elk Garden Fort
  • Fort Ellsworth
  • Fort Emery
  • Estill's Fort
  • Camp Eustis
  • Fort Eustis
  • Fort Evans
  • Evansport Battery
  • Evelynton Plantation
  • Ewing's Fort
  • Falmouth Encampment
  • Faris' Station
  • Fort Farnsworth
  • Fort Farthing
  • Fort Fauquier
  • Ferris' Station
  • Fort Fisher
  • Fisherman's Island Camp
  • Fisherman's Island Res
  • Five Forks
  • Flag Fort
  • Flanary Site
  • Flowerdew Hundred Fort
  • Fowler's Station
  • Camp Franklin
  • Fort Frederick
  • Fredericksburg Battlefields
  • Fredericksburg Gun Factory
  • Fredericksburg Magazine/Depot
  • Freedom Hill Fort
  • Freestone Point Battery
  • Fort Friend
  • Froman's Fort
  • Front Royal Remount Depot
  • Fry's Fort
  • Fugate's Station
  • Galloway's Fort
  • Battery Garesché
  • Gargatha Fort
  • Fort Garibaldi
  • Camp Gary
  • Fort Geary
  • Fort George
  • Fort Germanna
  • Germanna Ford
  • Germantown Fort
  • Camp Getty
  • Gibson's Station
  • Fort Gilmer
  • Glade Hollow Fort
  • Glass' Fort
  • Gloucester Fort
  • Fort Gould
  • Golding's Farm
  • Battery Gracie
  • Camp Graham
  • Camp Grant
  • Fort Graves
  • Great Neck Site
  • Fort Gregg
  • Guesses Station
  • Guest's Station
  • Gwynn's Island Camp
  • Fort Haggerty
  • Battery Hagood
  • Half Moon Fort
  • Fort Halleck
  • Camp Hamilton
  • Harmony Hall
  • Hampton Defenses
  • Hanover Junction Defenses
  • Hardin's Point Battery
  • Fort Harper
  • Harper's Fort
  • Harris' Fort
  • Fort Harrison
  • D Harrison's Fort
  • J Harrison's Fort/Station
  • Harrison's Landing
  • Harwood's Mill Redoubt
  • Hassinunga
  • Fort Haskell
  • Fort Hattan
  • Fort Hays
  • Hazel Run Blockhouse
  • Heiston's Fort
  • Fort Hell
  • Helm's Fort
  • Citie of Henricus
  • Camp Henry
  • Fort Henry
  • Hickey's Fort
  • High Bridge Defenses
  • Camp Hill
  • Fort Hill
  • Hill's Point Fort/Battery
  • John Hite's Fort
  • Jost Hite's Fort
  • Hog Island Blockhouse
  • Hogg's Fort
  • Fort Hoke
  • Hollingsworth's Fort
  • Camp Holly
  • Holman's Fort
  • Fort Hood
  • Hood's Battery
  • Fort at Hood's Bluff
  • Camp Hoover
  • Fort Hope in Faith
  • Houston's Fort
  • Fort Howard
  • Howard's Bridge Redoubt
  • Fort Howlett
  • Howlett's Battery
  • Howlett Line
  • Camp Huger
  • Fort Huger
  • Camp Humphreys
  • Fort Humphreys
  • Fort Hunt
  • Hupp's Fort
  • Hupp's Hill Earthworks
  • Fort Jackson
  • Jackson's Shot Tower
  • Fort James
  • James' Citie Fort
  • James River Fort
  • Jamestown Island Defenses
  • Fort Jericho
  • John's Creek Fort
  • Fort Johnson
  • Fort Edward Johnson
  • Fort Johnston
  • Fort at Jones' Point
  • Jones' Post
  • Jordan's Journey
  • Kauffman's Fort
  • Kecoughtan
  • Fort Keene
  • Keller's Fort
  • Fort Kelly
  • Kelly's Ford
  • Kettle Run Stockade
  • Battery Kershaw
  • Camp Keyes
  • C Keyser's (Jr) Fort
  • C Keyser's (Sr) Fort
  • Kilgore Fort House
  • Kingsmill Wharf Battery
  • Battery Kirkland
  • Kittiewan Battery
  • Knob Hill Battery
  • Landry's Battery
  • Lambert's Point Battery
  • Lambs Creek Site
  • Camp Lee
  • Fort Lee
  • Lee's Mill Redoubt
  • Fort Lewis
  • Little Fort
  • Locust Grove
  • Long Meadows Fort
  • Paul Long's Fort
  • Philip Long's Fort
  • Looney's Fort
  • Fort Loudoun
  • Fort Lowry
  • Lynchburg Defenses
  • Fort Lynne
  • Fort Lyon
  • Madison Hall
  • Madison's Fort
  • Fort Magruder
  • Fort Mahixon
  • Fort Mahone
  • Maiden Springs Fort
  • Manakin Town
  • Fort Mann
  • Manskin Indian Fort
  • Fort Marcy
  • Marlborough Point Battery
  • Battery Marshall
  • Martin Site
  • Martin's Hundred Fort
  • Martin's Station
  • Marye's Heights Fort
  • Mason's Fort
  • Fort Massanutten
  • Massaponax Creek Encampment
  • Massinacack
  • Mathias Point Battery
  • Fort Mattapony
  • Fort Matuxon
  • Camp Maury
  • Fort Maury
  • Mayfield Fort
  • Mayo Fort
  • Fort McCausland
  • Fort McClellan
  • McClelland's Station
  • Fort (Redoubt) McConihe
  • Fort McGilvery
  • Fort McKeen
  • Fort McLean
  • Fort McMahon
  • McNeill's Fort
  • Fort McPherson
  • Fort Meikle
  • Camp Mercer
  • Fort Merriam
  • Middle Fort
  • Middle Plantation Fort
  • Miley Site
  • Jacob Miller's Fort
  • John Miller's Fort
  • Fort Miller
  • Fort Milroy
  • Mine Run Earthworks
  • Camp Misery
  • Camp Mitchell
  • Mitchell's Ford
  • Monahassanugh
  • Monasukapanough
  • Fort Monroe
  • Montpelier Camp
  • Moore's Fort
  • Fort Morris
  • Camp Morrison
  • Fort Morton
  • Mount Gilead Battery
  • Fort Mount Malady
  • Mount Pony Signal Station
  • Mowhemcho
  • Mueller's Fort
  • Mulberry Point Battery
  • Mumps' Fort
  • Mundy's Point Battery
  • Fort Munson
  • Fort Murray
  • Fort Myer
  • Camp Naglee
  • Nandsamund
  • Fort Nansemond
  • Nansemond Fort
  • Fort Nelson
  • New Fort
  • New Bridge Batteries
  • New Garden Fort
  • New London Arsenal
  • Fort New Orleans
  • Newport News Defenses
  • Nicholson's Fort
  • Nieswander's Fort
  • Nisewanger's Fort
  • Norcom's Redoubts
  • Norfleet Point Battery
  • Fort Norfolk
  • Fort None Such
  • Fort Nonsense
  • Fort Nonsuch
  • Fort Nottoway
  • Fort O'Rorke
  • Occoneechee Town
  • Old Fort
  • Old Point Comfort Proving Ground
  • Old Stone Fort
  • Onancock Barracks
  • Opequon Creek Defenses
  • Orange C H Encampment
  • Camp Ordway
  • Osborne's Fort
  • Osman's Fort
  • Owen's Station
  • Camp Oyster
  • Painter's Fort
  • Pamamomeck
  • Paris' Fort
  • Paris Signal Station
  • Parker's Battery
  • Parkins' Mill Redoubt
  • Parramore Island Fort
  • Fort (Battery) Parsons
  • Fort Patience
  • Paul's Fort
  • Peach Grove Stockade
  • Fort Pearis
  • Fort Peck
  • Battery Pegram
  • Peirsey's Rail
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Battery Perry
  • Camp Perry
  • Petersburg Arsenal
  • Petersburg Defenses
  • Petticoat Gap Signal Station
  • Peytonsburg Supply Depot
  • Camp Pickens
  • Camp Pierpont
  • Pig Point Battery
  • Pigeon Hill Redoubt
  • Pinner's Point Battery
  • Fort Pocahontas
  • Point Comfort Fort
  • Point of Fork Arsenal
  • Camp Pollard
  • Poquoson River Line
  • Fort Porter
  • P Porter's Fort
  • Portsmouth Defenses
  • Potomac Creek Battery
  • Potomac Creek Site
  • Potomac Creek Forts
  • Potomac River Fort
  • Powell's Fort
  • Powhatan Town
  • Camp Pratt
  • Fort Prescott
  • Fort Preston
  • Camp Price
  • Priest's Fort
  • Providence Forge Camp
  • Fort (Battery) Pruyn
  • Pungoteague Battery
  • Camp Quantico
  • Quantico Marine Base
  • Quicksburg Site
  • Ragged Island Battery
  • Fort Ramsay
  • Camp Randolph
  • Camp Rapidan
  • Rapidan Line
  • Rapidan Station Battery
  • Rappahannock Indian Fort
  • Rappahannock River Fort
  • Rappahannock Station
  • Rassawek
  • Red Redoubt
  • Reedy Creek Site
  • Rentfroe's Fort
  • Fort Reynolds
  • Rhodes' Fort
  • Fort Rice
  • Fort Richardson
  • Richlands Fort
  • Richlands Station
  • Richmond Arsenal
  • Richmond Defenses
  • Rickahock Fort
  • Fort Ricketts
  • Camp Riddick
  • Rinehart's Fort
  • Ritchie's Fort
  • Riverview Fort
  • Rochdale Hundred Palisade
  • Fort at Rock Wharf
  • Rockfish Gap Camp
  • Fort at the Rocks
  • Rocky Station
  • Rodes' Fort
  • Battery Rodgers
  • Fort Rosecrans
  • Round Hill Signal Station
  • Fort Royal
  • Royal Oak
  • Fort Runyon
  • Camp Russell
  • Russell's Fort
  • Rye Cove Fort
  • Saltville Defenses
  • Fort Sampson
  • Sandys' Fort
  • Sandys' Plantation Fort
  • Saponi Fort
  • Saponi Town
  • Fort (Battery) Sawyer
  • Fort Scott
  • A Scott's Fort
  • Camp Winfield Scott
  • Seaford Defenses
  • Fort Sedgwick
  • Fort Seibert
  • Camp Seldon
  • Battery Semmes
  • Seven Pines
  • Fort Seward
  • Sewell's Point Battery
  • Sewell's Point Fort
  • Shackaconia
  • Shell's Fort
  • Camp Shenandoah
  • Camp Sheridan
  • Shipping Point Battery
  • Ship's Point Battery
  • Post at Shirley Hundred
  • Signal Hill
  • Signal Hill Battery
  • Signal Knob Signal Station
  • Camp Simpson
  • Skicoac
  • Skiffe's Creek Redoubt
  • Fort Baldy Smith
  • Fort C F Smith
  • Camp John Smith
  • D Smith's Fort
  • J Smith's Fort
  • Jeremiah Smith's Fort
  • L Smith's Fort
  • R Smith's Fort
  • Smith's Hundred Fort
  • Smith's Island Fort
  • Smithfield Line
  • Somerset Battery
  • Snoddy's Fort
  • Fort (Battery) Spofford
  • Spotsylvania C H
  • Fort Spring Hill
  • Springdale
  • Standiford's Fort
  • Star Fort
  • Fort Statham
  • Staunton River Fort
  • Fort Stedman
  • Steele's Fort
  • Stegara
  • Stephen's Fort
  • Fort (Battery) Stevens
  • Fort Stevenson
  • Stock Creek Fort
  • Stone Church Fort
  • Fort Story
  • Stover's Fort
  • Camp Strange
  • Strickler's Fort
  • Fort Strong
  • Camp Stuart
  • Suffolk Defenses
  • Fort Sumner
  • Swann's Point Battery
  • Camp Talbot
  • Tanxsnitania
  • Fort Tar
  • Tate's Fort
  • Fort Taylor
  • Teaford Farm Camp
  • Battery Terrill
  • Terry's Fort
  • Camp Thalia
  • Tilghman's Fort
  • Fort Tillinghast
  • Tillman's Fort
  • Todd's Tavern
  • Totopotomoy Creek Earthworks
  • Town Fields Barracks
  • Town Point Battery
  • Town Point Fort
  • Fort Tracy
  • Fort Trial
  • Camp Trinkle
  • Fort Turley
  • Tyndall's Fort
  • Tyndall's Point Fort
  • Fort Union
  • United States Ford
  • Fort Upton
  • Fort Urmston
  • Vance's Station
  • Vass' Fort
  • Fort Vause
  • Vause's Fort
  • Vienna Fort
  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Battery Walker
  • Fort Walker
  • Camp Wallace
  • Wallen's Station Camp
  • Camp Warburton
  • Fort Ward
  • Fort at Warraskoyack
  • Fort Warren
  • Warwick Line
  • Warwick's Fort
  • Fort Washington
  • Waugh Point Forts
  • Fort (Redoubt) Wead
  • Fort Weed
  • Fort Welch
  • West Fort
  • Westham Arsenal
  • West's Fort
  • Fort Wheaton
  • Fort Whipple
  • Battery White
  • White Hall
  • White House
  • White House Point Battery
  • White Oak Encampment
  • White Oak Road
  • White Redoubt
  • White's Fort
  • Fort Whitworth
  • Battery Wilcken
  • Fort (Battery) Wilcox
  • Wilderness
  • Fort Willard
  • Fort William
  • Fort Williams
  • Williamsburg Defenses
  • Wilson's Fort
  • Winchester Defenses
  • Camp Winder
  • Fort Windham Rocks
  • Windmill Point Battery
  • Fort Winslow
  • Camp Winthrop
  • Fort Wisconsin
  • T Witten's Fort
  • W Witten's Fort
  • Wolf Creek Village
  • Wolfe's Fort
  • Wolstenholme Towne
  • Battery Wood
  • Fort Woodbury
  • Woodstock Fort
  • Fort Wool
  • Fort Worth
  • Wrenn's Mill Battery
  • Wynne's Fort
  • Wynn's Mill Redoubt
  • Yeocomico Fort
  • Yokum's Station
  • Fort York
  • Yorktown Battlefield
  • Fort Young
  • Young's Mill Redoubt
  • Fort Zabriskie