Fort Box

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Fort Box (1776-1776) - A Patriot Revolutionary War Fort established in 1776 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Named Fort Box after Patriot Major Daniel Box, brigade-major for the Rhode Island and Massachusetts troops under General Nathanael Greene. Captured by the British and destroyed by them in 1776. Also known as Fort Boerum.

History of Fort Box

Established in May-June 1776 as a small diamond shaped outpost with four guns constructed on Bergen's Hill (Boerum's Hill) in present day Brooklyn, New York. The fort commanded the Porte Road as it came up Bergan Hill.

Fort Box was captured by the British in the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776 and was destroyed by them. This location became the site of Fort Fireman during the War of 1812.

Current Status

Site said to be on or near present day Pacific Street above Bond Street in Brooklyn, New York.


Location: , Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.68616 Long: -73.98384

See Also:

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 597.
  • Lossing, Benson J., Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution Vol. II, New York, Harper and Brothers, 1859, Internet Archive, page 600, 604.

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