#0169 Drum Barracks


#0169 Drum Barracks

Site information:

1053 Cary St (corner of Cary and Opp), Wilmington

Site and plaque restricted to operating hours.  Both can be seen from outside the fence.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Drum Barracks

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

Registered 3/6/1935