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