Fort Defiance (3)

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Fort Defiance (3) (1861-1865) - First established in 1861 as Camp Prentiss, a Union supply depot at Cairo, Illinois. Named after Union General Benjamin Prentiss. Renamed Fort Defiance. Abandoned in 1865.

Fort Defiance Confluance Obervation Point
Fort Defiance Park U.S. Grant Statue
Fort DefianceState Park Entrance (Closed for Cleanup)

Fort Defiance (3) History

Fort Defiance was strategically located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Union General Ulysses S. Grant assembled his army here in late 1861.

Current Status

Now Fort Defiance State Park, currently closed for cleanup from flooding (June 2010).

Location: Fort Defiance State Park, Alexander County, Illinois.

Maps & Images

Lat: 36.986441 Long: -89.145904

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  • Elevation: 279'



Visited: 30 Jun 2010

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