Index of Forts

Discover the citadels and lonely outposts around which many of battles during the war occurred, through the drawings and sketches from Benjamin Lossing's celebrated Pictorial Fieldbook of the War of 1812. Learn more about a specific location by choosing any of the forts below.


The Ruins of Fort Brown
The Remains of Fort Castine
Fort Clinton and Harlem Creek

Fort Clinton
Kinzie Mansion and Fort Dearborn

Fort Defiance
The Ruins of Fort Erie
The Remains of Fort George
Magazine at Fort George

The Remains of Fort Griffith
Fort Harrison

Fort Independence
The Remains of Fort Lee

Fort Mackinac
Fort McHenry


The Ruins of Fort Miami
Fort Mims
Fort Mississaga: A Distant View
Fort Mississaga: An Interior View in 1860
Fort Niagara
Fort Norfolk

Fort Oswegatchie
Fort at Oswego (Fort Ontario)

Fort Pickering
The Remains of Fort Phoenix

Fort Sewall
Fort Stevens
The Remains Old Fort Toronto (Fort York)
Fort Wayne