Fort Adams

Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, was established on July 4, 1799 as a First System coastal fortification. Its first commander was Captain John Henry who was later instrumental in starting the War of 1812.

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Fort Adams, Mississippi - History
... River bluffs at or near the site of Fort Adams ... The site became Fort Adams after the United States and Spain settled a boundary dispute over parts of what is now southern Mississippi ... as the "most southerly tenable position within our limits." The new fort was named for the sitting U.S ...
Newport Concours D'Elegance
... The event moved to its permanent location of Fort Adams ... The event was held at Fort Adams State Park for the second year in a row and celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2010 ... It was again held at Fort Adams and continued to include many more late model cars in addition to the super cars in attendance ...
Ida Lewis (lighthouse Keeper) - Biography
... young men were sailing back and forth between Fort Adams and the Lime Rocks ... on March 29, 1869 two soldiers were passing through Newport Harbor towards Fort Adams in a small boat ... James Adams and Pvt ...
Joseph Gilbert Totten - Military Career
... the Corps of Engineers in February 1808 and assisted in building Fort Williams and Fort Clinton in New York harbor ... From 1825 until 1838, Totten oversaw the construction of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island ... Fort Adams was the second largest construction project attempted by the Army in the 19th Century exceeded only by Fort Monroe in Virginia ...
Fort Independence (Massachusetts) - History - Fort Adams
... After it was evacuated, the fort was quickly re-built by American forces in 1776 ... Although still referred to, at times, as Castle William, the fort was officially known as Fort Adams in the years following the Revolution ... legislature of Massachusetts designated the fort as a prison, in which capacity it served until 1805 ...

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