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Wilmington in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Drum Barracks
 
Drum Barracks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
1. Drum Barracks Marker
 
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1965 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California History Commission. (Marker Number 169.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.067′ N, 118° 15.447′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Cary Avenue north of East Opp Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located below the porch on the east (Cary Avenue) side of the Drum Barracks Museum whose main entrance is off North Banning Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1052 North Banning Boulevard, Wilmington CA 90744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Officers' Quarters, Drum Barracks, 1862-1868 (a few steps from this marker); S.S. Lane Victory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 3 miles away); USS Iowa (BB-61) (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bembridge House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Liberty Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fishing Industry Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Harry Bridges Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Drum Barracks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
2. Drum Barracks Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  The Camel Experiment in California. Fort Tejon Historical Association (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. "Camel Corps"
 
Drum Barracks, viewed from Cary Street Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
3. Drum Barracks, viewed from Cary Street
- marker visible, lower middle, on the ground in the shadow of the brick porch steps.
 
 
Drum Barracks Museum - view from N. Banning Blvd. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
4. Drum Barracks Museum - view from N. Banning Blvd.
 
 
The Drum Barracks Camel, commemorating the U.S. Army's experimental "camel corps" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 7, 2011
5. The Drum Barracks Camel, commemorating the U.S. Army's experimental "camel corps"
- outside of the Drum Barracks Museum with North Banning Boulevard in the background.
 
 
The only known photograph of an Army camel. Government Depot near Banning's Wharf. Photo, Click for full size
By Http://www.forttejon.org/camels.html
6. The only known photograph of an Army camel. Government Depot near Banning's Wharf.
 
 
Drum Barracks Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
7. Drum Barracks
 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
10. Drum Barracks
 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
11. Drum Barracks
 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
12. Drum Barracks
 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
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Civil War Drum Barracks<br>1862 Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
15. Civil War Drum Barracks
1862
Dedicated by
California State Society NSDAR
District IX
January 15, 1978
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Drum Barracks Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
16. Drum Barracks
 
 
Drum Barracks Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
17. Drum Barracks
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 441 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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