Fort Columbus was the name of a fortification and later the army post that developed around it from 1806 to 1904. Located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, a half mile from Lower Manhattan, it was originally constructed as Fort Jay about 1794 and named in honor of New York Governor, later Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay.
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... Roosevelt, redesignated the fortification Fort Columbus as Fort Jay in February 1904, shortly before leaving office ...
... Artillery presently headquartered at Fort Columbus in New York ... Two weeks later, Jackson arrived at Fort Columbus to find his company already deployed to Mexico ... the summer of 1848 and the start of 1849, Jackson was detailed to various Forts including Fort Columbus, Fort Hamilton, as well as a detail to serve on a court ...
... Field Musicians) at Fort Columbus, Governors Island, in New York Harbor was the United States Army's institute for musical training before and during the American Civil War ... The school appears to be one of two that were established at Fort Columbus and Newport Barracks, Kentucky in the later 1830s ... By the late 1870s, Fort Columbus was designated as a major army headquarters, bringing numerous generals to the post ...
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“If Columbus was the first to discover the islands, Americus Vespucius and Cabot, and the Puritans, and we their descendants, have discovered only the shores of America.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Across Parker Avenue from the fort is the Site of the Old Gallows, where 83 men stood on nothin, a-lookin up a rope. The platform had a trap wide enought to accommodate 12 men, but half that number was the highest ever reached. On two occasions six miscreants were executed. There were several groups of five, some quartets and trios.”
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