About Fort Hamilton, NY
Brooklyn, New York is the home of Fort Hamilton, predictably named after former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The fort has a long history since being built in 1825, as it was the very first United States National Guard training site. Notable military men such as Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Abner Doubleday all spent time stationed at Fort Hamilton.
Fort Hamilton serves nearly every branch of the military, with active duty personnel from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard all stationed there. Some of the garrisoned units that serve Fort Hamilton include the North Atlantic Division of the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army New York City Recruiting Battalion.
The Harbor Defense Museum and the Robert E. Lee House are both contained within Fort Hamilton. The fort is currently under the command of Colonel Joseph Davidson.