A Ghostly Soldier Wanders Around Fort Stevens In Oregon
By Catherine Armstrong|Published October 21, 2020
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
Built in 1863, Fort Stevens has a rich history, dating back to the Civil War. It was fired upon by a Japanese submarine in June, 1942 – the first military installation in the contiguous U.S. to come under fire from the enemy in World War II. In 1947, the fort and its battery were shuttered, and today the vacant buildings are part of a 4,300 state park, welcoming visitors from all over the world.
Visitors aren’t the only ones who walk these grounds…tales abound of a lonely soldier who’s long dead, but is often seen in the area.