Friday, April 14, 2006

CA Historical Landmark #666

Camp Union, Sutterville
California State Historical Landmark #666

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This landmark is located at the northeast corner of Sutterville and Land Park Drive, Sacramento, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 32.259 W 121° 30.222.

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California State Historical Landmark #666
California State Historical Landmark #666

Organized here on October 8, 1861, the 5th Infantry Regiment, California Volunteers was trained by Brevet Brigadier General George W. Bowie for duty against Confederate forces in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The troops aided the stricken capital in this year of the great flood. Company F (Sacramento Rangers), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, California Volunteers, organized in Sacramento August 29, 1861, later served here. This company furnished a large number of officers for other units of the California Volunteers.

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