Call Number: 1977.327
Extent: 0.25 Linear feet, in four folders
The Fort Totten collection spans the period 1851 to 1968 (bulk, 1955 to 1968) and measures 0.25 linear feet. The collection contains histories and evaluations of the Fort dating from the 1950s and 1960s; a list of fortifications and sea coast defenses from 1851; and site analyses and development proposals for the site of the fort.
Fort Totten was constructed as a defense for New York City during the Civil War but never saw battle. It was used as a depot for recruits, a camping ground for volunteer units en route combat areas, and also contained hospital facilities. In later years, Fort Totten became the home to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Medical Equipment Development Laboratory, and the Army Defense Command. In 1995, Fort Totten was one of the many military bases that were decommissioned.
- Fort Totten (N.Y.)
- New York (N.Y.)
- Fortification — New York (State) — New York