Balcarres Redoubt
Balcarres Redoubt, 1777, Saratoga County, Bemis Heights. October 1777, Battle of Saratoga. A strong British position 500 yards long and 12 to 14 feet high, mounting 8 guns. Incorporated the Freeman House. Located south of Brymann Redoubt. For more information see www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/saratoga/tour6.htm (Link will open new window.)
Balcarres Redoubt (1)
Balcarres Redoubt, 1777, Saratoga County, Bemis Heights. October 1777, Battle of Saratoga. A strong British position 500 yards long and 12 to 14 feet high, mounting 8 guns. Incorporated the Freeman House. Located south of Brymann Redoubt. For more information see www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/saratoga/tour6.htm (Link will open new window.)
Balcarres Redoubt (2)
Balcarres Redoubt, 1777, Saratoga County, Bemis Heights. October 1777, Battle of Saratoga. A strong British position 500 yards long and 12 to 14 feet high, mounting 8 guns. Incorporated the Freeman House. Located south of Brymann Redoubt. For more information see www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/saratoga/tour6.htm (Link will open new window.)
Balls Town, Fort
Fort Balls Town, 1775 (or 1772) Saratoga County, Town of Ballston, Ballston Lake. Stockaded fort, Site at intersection of Route 50 and Carleton Road. Survived to 1783. Sometime location given as Front St. in Village that marker now removed. Town Historical Marker is now at this location. Site of Rev. Ball's Log Church - 1771. Ballston Town Commons - 1774. Stockaded fort - 1775. Red Meeting House - 1780. Ballston Academy - 1804.
Barrier Gate, The
The Barrier Gate, 1779, New York County, New York City. A line of British fortifications from Fort Tryon in the West to Fort George on Laurel Hill in the East. The works consisted of a number of stockades and five redoubts. This fortified line was called the Barrier Gate.
Bath Beach Blockhouse
Bath Beach Blockhouse, 1814-1815, Bath Beach, Kings County. One of several blockhouses for the defense of NY Harbor ordered by Gen Joseph Smith, Chief of Engineers. (Bath Beach, Utrecht Bay, Denyse's Heights, Princess Bay, Jamaica Bay - Decatur) Records are not clear that all of the sites were constructed. For more information see www.geocities.com/fort_tilden/bhp.html. (Link will open new window.)
Battery Harris
Battery Kessler
Battery Kessler: 1917-1949, Kings Co., Fort Tilden. Originally called West Battery, named for Col. Percy Kessler, December 1939. Two model 1900, 6 inch "rapid fire" guns with a range of 16,550 yards.
Battery Weed
Battery Weed: Later name of Fort Richmond. Named for Brev. BG Steven Weed killed at Gettysburg.
Battle of Wilton
Battle of Wilton: 1693, Town of Wilton, Kings Station, intersection of Parkhurst and Greenfield Roads, Saratoga County. Site of British - French engagement.
Becker Fort
Becker Fort, Date unknown, Port Jervis, Orange County.
Bender, Fort
Fort Bender, 1814, Monroe County, Rochester, Lake near Ravine Avenue. To defend against invasion from British fleet anchored at mouth of Genesee River.
Black Rock, Fort
Fort Black Rock, 1807, Erie County, Buffalo. Shown on map at Black Rock Creek, north of Buffalo. Near future Fort Porter. Near site of Battle of Black Rock in War of 1812.
Bloody Pond, Battle of
Bloody Pond (Battle), 1755 and 1780, Lake George, Warren Co. Here Sept. 8, 1755 (Battle of Lake George) the Colonial Forces under Lieut. Col. Cole checked the hitherto successful advance of Baron Dieskau and his allies, changing the British rout into ultimate victory. Here likewise on the evening of the same day - Capt. McGinnis assisted by Capt. Folsom with 200 New York and New Hampshire men, fell upon 300 Canadians and Indians encamped near the pond for the night. After a desperate struggle the French force was almost annihilated. Over 200 bodies rolled into the pool stained the water red and gave it its name. In this conflict Rogers, the famous Ranger made his debut as a soldier. Near this spot Oct. 11, 1780 Major Christopher Carleton and his band of Regulars, Tories and Indians, defeated with great loss, Captain John Sill and an American detachment from Fort George forcing the surrender of that station. For more information see: www.historiclakes.org/wm_henry/bloody.html (Link will open new window.)
Bloody Pond, Battle of (2)
Bloody Pond (Battle), 1755 and 1780, Lake George, Warren Co. Here Sept. 8, 1755 (Battle of Lake George) the Colonial Forces under Lieut. Col. Cole checked the hitherto successful advance of Baron Dieskau and his allies, changing the British rout into ultimate victory. Here likewise on the evening of the same day - Capt. McGinnis assisted by Capt. Folsom with 200 New York and New Hampshire men, fell upon 300 Canadians and Indians encamped near the pond for the night. After a desperate struggle the French force was almost annihilated. Over 200 bodies rolled into the pool stained the water red and gave it its name. In this conflict Rogers, the famous Ranger made his debut as a soldier. Near this spot Oct. 11, 1780 Major Christopher Carleton and his band of Regulars, Tories and Indians, defeated with great loss, Captain John Sill and an American detachment from Fort George forcing the surrender of that station. For more information see: www.historiclakes.org/wm_henry/bloody.html (Link will open new window.)
Bluefields, Camp
Camp Bluefields, pre 1915, Rockland County, Town of Blauvelt. Former New York National Guard Rifle Range used as POW Camp in WW1. Now a County Park.
Boeing and Michigan Aerospace Research Center (BOMARC)
Bogardus, Castle
Castle Bogardus, 1813, Queens. On Lawrence Hill near Hallet's Point. Southeast of Fort Stevens, a six sided stone tower, loopholed, several cannon on top.
Box, Fort
Brainardsville Atlas F, Site #10
Brainardsville Atlas F, Site #10, 1961-65, Franklin County, Brainardsville. See ATLAS F for detailed information.
Brewerton, Fort
Fort Brewerton, 1759, Oswego County, Town of Hastings, Brewerton, Western tip of Oneida Lake at Oneida River. British earthworks. Site on US Route 11.
Brewerton, Fort (1)
Fort Brewerton, 1759, Oswego County, Town of Hastings, Brewerton, Western tip of Oneida Lake at Oneida River. British earthworks. Site on US Route 11.
Breymann Redoubt
Breymann Redoubt, October 1777, Saratoga County, Bemis Heights. Battle of Saratoga. A British position of log breastworks 200 yards long. www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/saratoga/tour7.htm (Link opens new window.)
Breymann Redoubt (1)
Breymann Redoubt, October 1777, Saratoga County, Bemis Heights. Battle of Saratoga. A British position of log breastworks 200 yards long. www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/saratoga/tour7.htm (Link opens new window.)
Brindley Field
Brindley Field (1)
Brookhaven Nike Site
Brookhaven Nike Base (NY-25), 1957-71, Suffolk County, Brookhaven, Rocky Point. Launcher Area for 30 Nike-Ajax Missiles, later replaced with 18 Nike-Hercules Missiles. Between Wading River Manor Road and NY Route 46, North of NY Route 25A. Now Rocky Point USAR Center, Launch area and pits reported intact. IFC area was Rocky Point. Inactivated 1971. For more sites see NIKE and for more information see alpha.fdu.edu/~bender/NY25.html (Link will open new window.)
Brooklyn Army Base and Brooklyn Army Terminal
Brooklyn Army Base & Brooklyn Army Terminal, 1941/1955, Kings County, Brooklyn. The US Army's main port of embarkation in New York City. Located on the Brooklyn waterfront at 1st and 58th Street. Consisting of a large complex of piers, docks, warhouses, cranes, railroad sidings and cargo loading equipment. Responsible for shipment of army equipment and personnel overseas. Renamed Brooklyn Army Terminal in 1955.
Brooklyn Coast Guard Air Station
Brooklyn Coast Guard Air Station, 1938, Kings County, Brooklyn. Floyd Bennet Field. In 1942-44, site of first operational helicopter testing and pilot training for US Military. First helicopter aid mission flown from here 14 February 1944. Coast Guard Air Station from 1938 to present. For more information see: www.aero-web.org/history/fbennett/fbennett.htm (Link will open new window.)
Brooklyn Naval Yard
Brooklyn, Fort
Brown, Fort
Fort Brown, 1814, Clinton County, Plattsburgh. Redoubt on the river used in Battle of Plattsburgh, had eight guns and four interior buildings. See Plattsburgh Battle Forts for story and map. For more information see: www.historiclakes.org/Plattsburg/plattsburg2.html (link opens new window)
Buckner, Camp
Camp Buckner, (Popolopen) 1821, Orange County, West Point. Summer Camp from 1821-1942 located at site of Fort Clinton (3) on Athletic Field. Summer Camp was relocated to Camp Popolopen (on Lake Popolopen South West of main West Point campus) in 1942 and the camp later renamed Buckner in 1945. 80 Acre site.
Buffalo Barracks
Buffalo Batteries (1812)
Bull, Fort
Bunker Hill, Fort
Burnet's Field Blockhouses
Burnet's Field Blockhouses, 1757, Herkimer County, German Flatts. Five blockhouses on the Mohawk River, Canada and Bellinger Creeks. Raid in Nov 1757 destroyed all blockhouses and village.
Bushwick (Boswyck) Blockhouses
Bushwick (Boswyck) Blockhouses, 1662/3, Kings County, Brooklyn, Village of Boswyck. Two blockhouses at ends of village.

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.