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Below are short histories of the Original Forts that the 6th Provisional Regiment was formed from.


Ft. Adams, RI
Permanent post, located one mile southwest of Newport on BrentonÕs Point, Newport County. Named in honor of John Adams, second President of the United States. First fortified 1780 acquired and post named 1799. Construction began 1824; completed 1841. Headquarters and station of the Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Has an area of about 135 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st Exp. & 34th Brigs. ; 66th Regiments, 6th, 7th, 8th Provisional. Regiments, 58th, 59th Ammunition Trains, 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 26th (I), 27 (I), 27th (III), 28th (I), Arty. Engr., Hq., Coast Defense Companies.
Ft. Adams; 3d C. D. Co.
Rockaway Beach; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th (II), 5th (I), 6th (I), 9th (I), 23d, 24th, 25th, 26th (II), 28th (II), 29th (II) Cos. C. D. Narragansett Bay. U.S. Guards: 7th Battalion.


Ft. Andrews, MA
Permanent post located 9 miles southeast of Boston on PeddockÕs Island, Plymouth County. Named in honor of Brig. Gen. George Leonard Andrews, U. S. V., who was appointed Bvt. Maj. Gen., 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the campaign against city of Mobile and its defenses. Original reservation acquired by purchase 1898; post established, 1901. Station of the Coast Defenses of Boston, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Area of About 88 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th C. D. Cos. Ft. Andrews; 5th, 6th, 8th (II), 11th, 13th (II), 15th, 20th (I), 20th (II), 23d, 26th Cos. C. D. Boston.



Ft. Banks, MA
Permanent post located 1 mile northeast of Winthrop at GroverÕs Cliff, Suffolk County. Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. V., who served with distinction during the Civil War. Original reservation acquired by purchase, 1890-94; post established, 1899. Station of the Coast Defenses of Boston, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Area of about 33 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 73d Regt.; 61st Am. Tn.; 1st, 2d C. D. Cos. Ft. Banks; 2d, 6th, 8th (II), 12th, 13th (I), 14th, 19th (I), 19th(II), 22d, 24th Cos. C. D. Boston.



Ft. Greble, RI
Permanent post, located on Dutch Island, Newport County, about 6 miles west of Newport. Named in honor of 1st Lt. John T. Greble, 2d Arty., U. S. A., the first officer of Regular Army killed in Civil War. Acquired by purchase, 1864, established 1900. Station of the Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Area of about 76 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th C. D. Cos. Ft. Greble; 4th (I), 5th (II), 6th (II), 7th, 8th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22d, 27th (II), 29th (I), 30th Cos. C. D. Narragansett Bay.



Fort McKinley, Maine
Permanent post, located on Great Diamond Island (formerly known as Hog Island), Portland Harbor, Cumberland County, Maine. Named in honor of William McKinley, twenty-fifth President of the United States. Acquired by purchase in 1873 with an area of about 111 acres. It is a station of the Coast Defenses of Portland, Maine, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st C. D. Co. Ft. Lyon; 1st, 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th (I), 10th (II), C. D. Cos. Ft. McKinley; l0th, 11th, 12th (I), 12th (II), 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th (I), 16th (II), 24th (I), 24th (II), 25th (I), 25th (II), 26th (I), 26th (II), 27th (I), 27th (II), 28th Companies, Coast Defenses of Portland.



Fort Preble, Maine
A permanent post located 3 miles southeast of Portland at Preble Point, Portland Harbor. Named in honor of Commodore Edward Preble, U. S. N., who commanded the American Naval forces in War with Tripoli in 1804. Acquired by purchase in 1808, it is a sub post of Fort Williams, with an area of about 80 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th Coast Defense Companies Ft. Preble: 6th, 7th, 8th (I), 8th (II), 20th (I), 20th (II), 21st Cos. C. D. Portland. U. S. Guards: Headquarters 27th Battalion.



Fort Williams, Maine
Permanent post, located at Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County. Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Seth Williams, U. S. V. (Bvt. Maj. Gen. U. S. V.), a distinguished veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars. Acquired by purchase, 1872-73 with an area of about 90 acres. It is the Headquarters and station of the Coast Defenses of Portland, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 5th Anti Aircraft Battalion; 29th, 54th, 72d Artillery Regiments; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th (Hq.), 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Coast Defense Companies, Ft. Williams; 1st (I), 1st (II), 2d, 3d, 4th, 17th, 18th (I), 18th (II), 19th (I), 19th (II), 23d Companies, Coast Defenses of Portland.



Ft. Mott, NJ
Permanent post, located 6 miles from Salem, on Delaware River, Salem County. Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Gershom Mott, U. S. V., veteran of Mexican and Civil Wars. Acquired, 1837. Station of the Coast Defenses of The Delaware, Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Area of about 146 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 1st, 2d C. D. Cos. Ft. Mott; 1st C. D. Co. Ft. DuPont; 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th (I), 11th (II) Cos. C. D. Delaware.



Ft. Strong, MA
Permanent post, located 5 miles southeast of Boston on Long Island (Boston Harbor), Suffolk County. Named in honor of Maj. Gen. George C. Strong, U. S. V., who was mortally wounded in an assault on Fort Wagner, S. C., 1863. Original reservation acquired by condemnation, 1869 ; post established, 1898. Station of the Coast Defenses of Boston, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Area of about 65 acres.

Troops
NONDIVISIONAL UNITS
Coast Artillery: 42d, 45th Brigades; 28th, 33d, 71st Regiments; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th C. D. Cos. Ft. Strong; 3d, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th (I), 18th (II), 21st Cos. C. D. Boston. Medical Department: Base Hosp. 6. Motor Transport Corps: 401st M. Sup. Tn.

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