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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Housing the Troops

 
 
Housing the Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Housing the Troops Marker
Inscription.  Five two-story barracks once lined this parade ground. Built between 1864 and 1874, each was designed to hold one infantry company. When housing was short, canvas tents filled the parade grounds to shelter soldiers from the wind and rain.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureForts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 37° 51.598′ N, 122° 26.413′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is located at Camp Reynolds in Angel Island State Park. Angel Island in San Francisco Bay can be accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Rank, Great View (within shouting distance of this marker); Mule Power (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Reynolds (about 400 feet away); Caring for Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Camp Reynolds Chapel (about
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500 feet away); Defending the Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); The Batteries (approx. ¼ mile away); Crushing Rock for the Roads (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Also see . . .
1. US Army on the Island. "With concern mounting over threats to the Bay Area from Confederate sympathizers and naval forces, the federal government established Camp Reynolds (West Garrison) on Angel Island in 1863." (Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

2. Angel Island State Park. California Department of Parks and Recreation (Submitted on August 14, 2022.) 
 
Housing the Troops Marker and parade grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Housing the Troops Marker and parade grounds
Parade grounds and garrison building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. Parade grounds and garrison building
Angel Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. Angel Island
North side as seen from a departing ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on August 14, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 16, 2024