Fort Mifflin

Fort Mifflin, originally called Fort Island Battery and also known as Mud Island Fort, was commissioned in 1771 and sits on Mud Island (or Deep Water Island) on the Delaware River below Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia International Airport. During the American Revolutionary War, the British Army bombarded and captured the fort as part of their conquest of Philadelphia in autumn 1777. The United States Army began to rebuild the fort in 1794 and continued to garrison and build on the site through the 19th century. It housed prisoners during the American Civil War. The army decommissioned Fort Mifflin in 1962 and returned it to the City of Philadelphia. Historic preservationists have restored the fort.

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... of where paranormal activity inside the fort occurs, as well as the Officers' Quarters and the Blacksmith shop ... Syfy show Ghost Hunters and its follow up Ghost Hunters Academy, have declared Fort Mifflin haunted ...
Battle Of Red Bank - Background
... To that end, two forts were constructed commanding the river ... One was Fort Mercer on the New Jersey side at Red Bank (now National Park, New Jersey) ... The other was Fort Mifflin on Mud Island, in the Delaware River just south of the confluence of the Schuylkill River, on the Pennsylvania side opposite Fort Mercer ...

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