Edward, Fort
Fort Edward (Roger's Island), 1755, Washington County, Fort Edward. This location was the Southern terminus of the "Great Carrying Place", a 11 mile route from the Hudson River to the forks of Wood Creek at Fort Anne leading to Lake Champlain. Earlier fortifications were Ft Nicholson 1709, Fort Lydius 1732-1745, and Fort Lyman 1755 which was renamed Fort Edward. After a major fire in 1756 the works were improved in 1757. Also around this time, a large military complex was constructed on nearby Rogers' Island, (which today is an historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and a blockhouse (Royal Blockhouse) to guard the west channel. Here in 1757 the survivors of Ft Wm Henry took refuge. American Headquarters in 1777 after the loss of Ft Ticonderoga. Abandoned and then occupied by Burgoyne on his advance to Saratoga. Reoccupied by Americans after Saratoga until the close of the war, then gradually abandoned.
Ehele, Fort
Fort Ehele, 1777-1778, Montgomery County, Canajoharie. A single story stone house had been built in 1729 by John Ehle. In 1752 his son Peter added a second story which in 1777 was loopholed, minimally fortified and stockaded. Site is on Mapletown Road (Route 92) a few miles south of Fort Rensselaer.
Elizabeth Ferry Redoubts
Elizabeth Ferry Redoubts, 1777, British, Staten Island. Three redoubts garrisoned by three Hessian Companies.
Ellenburg Atlas F
Ellenburg Atlas F, Site #11: 1961-65, Clinton County, Ellenburg. See Atlas F for detailed information.
Ellis Island Coast Guard Training Station
Ellis Island Coast Guard Training Station, 1939,New York County, Ellis Island. Temporary training station established here in 1939 at the Immigrant Building built in 1933. See Fort Gibson (1812-1861) for location map.
Eries, Fort of the
Fort of the Eries, Predates 1653, Erie County, South Buffalo. Identified as being on the South side of Buffalo Creek. Described as an earthwork fort, probably including a circular palisade. Fort may have been the site of the last battle in 1653, between the Eries and the Senecas, where the Eries were defeated and annihilated.
Esopus, Fort
Fort Esopus, 1658-77, Ulster County, Kingston. Located at North Front Street, John Street, and Clinton Avenue. A Dutch fortification consisting of a one mile in circumference palisade, with moat and guardhouse.

Special Recognition

This section was made possible by the hard work and diligent research of Col. Michael J. Stenzel, NYG. Col. Stenzel spent many years compiling the information contained on these pages.