Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Great Seal of the State of California
Major Robert Selden Garnett,
Convention of 1849 at Monterey.
Commissioned a Brigadier General
in the Confederate States Army
He was killed in West Virginia in 1861, the first general officer to be killed in the War Between The States.
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Erected 1957 by United Daughters of the Confederacy, California Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1858.
Location. 36° 35.864′ N, 121° 53.838′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Pacific Street near Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution (here, next to this marker); Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 (here, next to this marker); Monterey History Time Line (a few steps from this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Colton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Monterey Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Chestnut Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . .
1. State Symbols. California State Library website entry (Submitted on July 28, 2010.)
2. Robert S. Garnett (1819–1861). Encyclopedia Virginia website entry:
Robert S. Garnett was a brigadier general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). An 1841 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he had a distinguished career in the United States Army, including service in the Mexican War (1846–1848), when he was an advisor to the Virginia-born general and later U.S. president Zachary Taylor. Garnett also designed the Great Seal of the State of California. After resigning from the Army to join the Confederacy, Garnett led Confederate troops on July 13, 1861, at the Battle of Corrick's Ford in what is now West Virginia. During the closing phases of that engagement, (Submitted on July 28, 2010.)
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