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Fort Dickinson was a Pennamite fort with four small blockhouses, armed with four guns, manned by 100 men constructed as part of the Pennamite Wars.

Wyoming Forts. A-Fort Durkee, B-Fort Wyoming or Wilkesbarre, C-Fort Ogden, D-Kingston Village, E-Forty Fort, G-battleground, H-Fort Jenkins, I-Monocasy Island, J-Pittstown stockades, G-Queen Esther's Rock.[1]

In 1769, Major John Durkee and his men erected Fort Durkee on the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River at the town of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The fort changed hands several times during the conflict in the following decade. Fort Durkee was renamed Fort Dickinson in 1783. It was destroyed by Connecticut Yankees the following year during the Second Yankee-Pennamite War.[2]


  1. ^ Lossing, Benson (1859). The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. p. 353.
  2. ^ "Second Yankee-Pennamite War". Luzerne County. Luzerne County. Retrieved 23 December 2014.