#0090 Fort Gunnybags


#0090 Fort Gunnybags

Site information:

S side of Sacramento between Davis and Front, San Francisco

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Fort Gunny-Bags was situated on this spot. Headquarters of the Vigilance Committee during the year 1856.

OHP description:

This is the site of the headquarters of the Vigilance Committee of 1856. On June 21, 1856, Judge David S. Terry was arrested and confined in a cell. The committee, fearing that his friends might attempt to rescue him, decided to fortify the building with gunnysacks filled with sand.

Registered 3/29/1933