Oghwaga (Oquaga), Fort
Fort Oghwaga (Oquaga): 1757, Broome County, on the Susquehana River (at what is now East Windsor or Ououquaga, 20 miles below Unadilla) site of the Western terminus of canoe carry (now Route 17) from the Delaware River. This fort was occupied by loyalists and indians friendly to the crown in the Revolutionary War. Destroyed in a raid out of Middle Fort, Schoharie valley, by Ltc. Butler on 9 Oct 1778.
Old Blazing Star Post
Old Blazing Star Post: 1776, Richmondtown, Staten Island. A fortified inn on the north bank of the Fresh Kills, west of Richmondtown, garrisoned by Hessian troops.
Old Fort Herkimer
Old Fort Herkimer: 1740, Herkimer County, Mohawk. Fortified house of Johann Yost Herscheimer, South side of Mohawk River about opposite West Canada Creek. The two story house was 70 feet long by 40 feet wide with two foot thick stone walls and loopholes on each floor and basement. The house was enclosed with a parapeted palisaded and six foot by 7 foot ditch. The four angles had small bastions. The site was destroyed during construction of the Erie Canal in 1825. Also known as Fort Kaouri (or Kouari).
Old Sow Battery (Oquaga)
Old Sow Battery (Oquaga): 1812-14, Erie County, Buffalo. Near present City Water Plant, earthwork with one 8 inch Mortar. To the North was Fort Tompkins, and to the South was the Gookins Battery.
Oneida Carry Forts
Oneida Castle: Built in Sep 1756 near present Little Falls as a 120 Sq Ft Stockade with two 24 Sq Ft blockhouses at opposite corners. Built on orders of Sir Johnson for the Oneida Indians.
Ontario, Fort (1)
Ontario, Fort (2)
Ontario, Fort (3)
Ontario, Fort (4)
Orangeburg (NY-04 and 4R) Nike Base
Orangeburg (NY-04 & 4R) Nike Base: 1955-74, launcher Area, State Route 303, N. Orangeburg. Located within current US Army Reserve Center. (NY-04R) Radar Site, 1958-59. Integrated Fire Control area and Search/Acquisition radar for area was at Mount Nebo. For more information see alpha.fdu.edu/~bender/NY04.html and also alpha.fdu.edu/~bender/NY03.html [links open new windows]
Orchard Park (BU 34/35) Nike Base
Orchard Park(BU 34/35) Nike Base: Mid 1950s-Mid 1960s, Launcher and Integrated Fire Control Area (dual site) for Nike-Ajax Missiles.
Oswego Falls Palisade
Oswego, Fort (1)
Oswego, Fort (5)
Camp Otis: 1899, Monroe County, Rochester. Little is known, only information is reference to a "noon mess" at Camp Otis on a stereocard. Possibly Spanish American War muster post.
Fort Ox: 1756, Oswego County. A temporary British defensive position at the junction of Ox Creek and the Oswego (Onnadaga) River. Involved with General Bradstreet's battles with the French in July 1756.
Oyster Bay (NY-23) Nike Base
Oyster Bay (NY-23) Nike Base: 1955-63, Integrated Fire Control Area for 30 Nike-Ajax Missiles, Launcher Area was Hicksville (Brookville). Inactivated 1963. Control area is used by the Nassau County Board of Coop Services. For more information see alpha.fdu.edu/~bender/NY23.html [link opens new window]
Oyster Bay, Fort/Encampment
Oyster Bay Fort: 1779-81, Nassau County, Town of Oyster Bay. A British fortification of a hill. Occupied by Simcoe's Queens Rangers. Not attacked by Americans during the war. Site is at Orchard and Prospect Streets. [Description of Image] Oyster Bay Encampment Drawing by LTC Simcoe