There are 3 US Army bases located in the state of New York.
Although the Army's presence can be dated back to the early 1800s, it wasn't until 1908 that Fort Drum was established as an official military training location in New York. It was found to be a perfect training ground for large numbers of soldiers. It was home to one of the largest (at the time) peace time maneuvers in 1935.
Located in southwest Brooklyn in New York, Fort Hamilton is located on the spot where the first US cannons fired on a British transport ship hauling troops. Not much damage was done physically, but psychologically, it was the beginning of Fort Hamilton's existence. It served well during the war of 1812 for coastal defense.
Known more officially as the United States Military Academy at West Point, this army installation has a rich and treasured past and remains an important part of the United States Army. The Continental Army first set-up in 1778. Over the next two years, Tadeusz Kosciuszko a Polish military hero and engineer.