Detroit Arsenal (1)
Detroit Arsenal (1) (1833-1877) - A U.S. Army arsenal established in 1833 and completed in 1837. Located in present day Dearborn (formerly Dearbornville), Wayne County, Michigan. Abandoned in 1877. Also known as Dearborn Arsenal and Dearbornville Arsenal.
Detroit Arsenal (1) History
A U.S. Army arsenal established in 1833 and completed in 1837. The arsenal was built on the Rouge River at a distance from Detroit to minimize any destruction that might result from an explosion. The eleven arsenal buildings were arranged around a 360' square and connected by an 12' high masonry wall. The buildings were all constructed of brick and included a three story main depot structure.
Abandoned and the buildings sold off in 1877.
|1842||1843||2d Lt.||Kingsbury, Charles P.||1018|
|1844||1844||2d Lt.||Kingsbury, Charles P.||1018|
|1871-10-19||1875-04-19||Capt.||Todd, John W.||1541|
|1865-11-07||1867-06-06||1st Lt.||Smyser, Jacob H.||1915|
|1867-08-07||1868-11-24||Capt.||Edie, John R.||1946|
|1869-10-01||1871-10-25||Capt.||Parker, Francis H.||1952|
|1851||1855||1st Lt.||Wainwright, Robert A.||837|
|1844||1846||2d Lt.||Callender, Franklin D.||993|
|1848||1851||1st Lt.||Callender, Franklin D.||993|
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.
The commandant's quarters was restored in 1959 and is now the Dearborn Historical Museum in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan.
Location: 21950 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan.
Maps & Images
Lat: 42.306389 Long: -83.243889
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 418
- North American Forts - Fort Detroit Arsenal (1)
- Wikipedia - Commandant's Quarters (Dearborn, Michigan)
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