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#169:  Drum Barracks

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Location:

1053 Cary St (corner Cary and Opp), Wilmington

33.78447,-118.257464

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Established at Wilmington in 1862, Drum Barracks became the United States military headquarters for Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. A garrison and base for supplies, it was a terminus for camel pack trains operated by the army until 1863. Abandoned in 1866, its site remains a landmark of the Civil War in California.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission, in cooperation with the California History Commission. September 11, 1965



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