Benicia Barracks Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 03.377 W 122° 08.284
10S E 575618 N 4212410
California State Historical Landmark #177
Waymark Code: WM1R4W
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 06/28/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 32

Benicia Barracks, established on April 30, 1849 and organized by Brevet Lt. Col. Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry, was the U.S. Army headquarters for the Department of the Pacific from 1851-1857. Also known as the 'Post near Benicia,' it remained a garrison installation until 1898. The post hospital, built in 1856, is the only remaining structure associated with the original Barracks. The Barracks became part of the Benicia Arsenal, which closed in 1964.
Marker Number: 177.00


County: Solano

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 11/04/1982

Francesca Terrace Park, across from the Benicia National Guard Armory, 711 Hillcrest Ave, Benicia

Website: Not listed

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