Fort Furieuse

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Fort Furieuse (1814-1815) - A British War of 1812 fort established in 1814 by British General Girard Gosselin in present day Castine, Hancock County, Maine. Abandoned in 1815.

Fort Furieuse Marker
Fort Furieuse MarkerLocale

War of 1812 (1812-1814)

Fort Furieuse was established after the British capture of Castine in September 1814. This fort was built as one of a series of smaller fortifications surrounding the main British fort on the peninsula, Fort George. The other British fortifications included Fort Griffith, Fort Sherbrooke (2), Fort Gosselin, the captured Fort Madison (1) (renamed Fort Castine) and a number of gun batteries. The fort was dismantled when the British left in April 1815.

Current Status

Marker only on private property, Castine, Hancock County, Maine

Location: Private Property, Castine, Hancock County, Maine.

Maps & Images

Lat: 44.385777 Long: -68.801571

Sources:

  • Rodgers & Sanford, Searching for the Forgotten War - 1812 United States of America, 2011, Xlibris Corp., 2598 pages, eBook

Links:

Visited: 28 Jun 2012



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