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

The Army Moves In

Camp Reynolds

 
 
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1. The Army Moves In Marker
Inscription. In 1863, Civil War was raging in the East and the threat of Confederate ships sailing into San Francisco Bay was real. The United States Army responded by sending Company B of the 3rd Artillery to establish Camp Reynolds as an artillery post on Angel Island. Nineteen cannons were placed on the islandís west side supplementing the defense provided by Fort Point and Fortress Alcatraz.

Following the Civil War, Camp Reynolds changed from an artillery post to an infantry post, processing recruits headed to fight the ”Indian Wars” and the Spanish American War and the Philippine American War. Several buildings still stand, hinting at Army life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
Location. 37° 51.655′ N, 122° 26.388′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Perimeter Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caring for Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Bay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Public Health (approx. 0.4 miles away); Angel Island
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
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(approx. half a mile away); Ayala Cove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. 0.9 miles away); Treating the Troops (approx. one mile away); Shipping Out and Coming Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel Island. Angel Island State Park is accessed by ferry from Tiburon or San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Reynolds - Angel Island Conservancy. With concern mounting over threats to the Bay Area from Confederate sympathizers and naval forces, the federal government established Camp Reynolds (later known as the West Garrison when the whole island was Fort McDowell) on Angel Island in 1863. (Submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
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Library of Congress, 1930's
6. Camp Reynolds
Library of Congress - HABS CAL,21-ANGEL,1--1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6. submitted on October 18, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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