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California Gold Rush (1848-1858)


California Gold Rush Era Forts (1852-1858) (edit list)
Name Est Left County Notes
Fort Jones (2) 1852 1858 Siskiyou Major Edward H. Fitzgerald, 1st U.S. Dragoons
Fort Crook (2) 1857 1869 Shasta Captain John W.T. Gardiner, 1st U.S. Dragoons
Fort Reading 1852 1856 Shasta 1st Lt. Nelson H. Davis, 2nd U.S. Infantry
Fort Far West 1849 1852 Yuba
Fort Humboldt 1853 1866 Humboldt Captain Robert C. Buchanan, 4th U.S. Infantry
Fort Miller 1851 1864 Fresno Major Albert S. Miller, 2nd U.S. Infantry
Fort Tejon 1854 1864 Kern 1st Lt. Thomas F. Castor, 1st U.S. Dragoons
Benicia Barracks 1849 1964 Solano Bvt. Lt. Colonel Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry
San Diego Barracks 1850 1921 San Diego Captain Nathaniel Lyon, 2nd U.S. Infantry
Fort Yuma 1850 1885 Imperial Bvt. Major Samuel P. Heintzelman, 2nd U.S. Infantry
Fort Ter-Waw 1857 1862 Del Norte 1st Lt. George Crook, 4th U.S. Infantry
Camp Lincoln (4) 1862 1869 Del Norte Major James F. Curtis, 2nd California Infantry
Replaced Fort Ter-Waw
Fort Bragg (2) 1857 1864 Mendocino 1st Lt. Horatio Gates Gibson, 3rd U.S. Artillery
Fort Gaston 1858 1894 Humboldt Captain Edmund Underwood, 4th U.S. Infantry

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