Marina in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Training to Defend America
Fort Ord Dunes State Park
Erected by California State Parks.
Location. 36° 39.619′ N, 121° 49.286′ W. Marker is in Marina, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marina CA 93933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Firing Range Becomes a State Park (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Fort Ord Dunes State Park! (a few steps from this marker); Stilwell Hall: A Fond Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); A Coastal Attack the Army Couldnít Stop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portola-Crespi Monument (approx. 4.1 miles away); Depots (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fish Hoppers (approx. 5.3 miles away); Silver Harvest (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marina.
More about this marker. The marker is located in Fort Ord Dunes State Park near the old Stilwell Hall parking lot.
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1. Fort Ord. The post was named after Major General Edward Cresap Ord. General Ordís fame in the history books includes some information on being an Indian fighter. In 1847 He was a lieutenant with Maj Gen J C Fremontís Army when the present site of the nearby Presidio of Monterey was brought into existence. But His actions as a Civil War commander established His military career. He distinguished himself during the Civil War in the Battle of Iuke, Mississippi operations against Petersburg, Virginia and the capture of Fort Harrison, Virginia. General Ord is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. (Submitted on September 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Historic California Posts: Fort Ord. The California Military Museum's history of Fort Ord. On the fort's establishment:...Fort Ord (Submitted on September 30, 2013.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 335 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on September 30, 2013. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.