Fort H.G. Wright Maps These maps are useful for identify buildings seen in the aerial photographs, or found in the Quartermaster list of Fort Wright structures.
U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps records for buildings at Fort H.G. Wright, Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound (HDLIS), published circa 1941. Although difficult to wade through, this document is extremely useful if you are attempting to research the history of a given building or structure that was located at Fort H.G. Wright prior
Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound This brochure from the Museum's Military Collection provides information on the Living and Recreation Facilities at Fort Wright. Download PDF
Howard W. Best 1907-1919 Coast Artillery, 7th Reg/52nd, First Sergeant Acted as supply officer for 2nd Battalion 44th Artillery. Went into action April 18, 1918, continued in the line until ordered home for additional troops November 7, 1918. Was in 4 major operations and in the three
WWI Military Records of Fishers Islanders Military Service Records from World War I, such as this one of Howard W. Best, were written in the hand of the soldiers themselves after returning stateside, or in the hand of fellow soldiers when the ultimate sacrifice was made, provide a window on a world that
WWI: Fort Terry, Plum Island Soldiers from the coastal forts of eastern Long Island Sound, including Fort H.G. Wright, departed for the battlefields of France during WWI from the dock at neighboring Fort Terry, Plum Island, NY.