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Name: Drum Barracks
Site Number: #169
Date Visited: 09/06/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 1051 Cary Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90744

Description: Established in 1862, Drum Barracks became the United States military headquarters for Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. It was a garrison and base for supplies, and a terminus for camel pack trains operated by the Army until 1863. Abandoned in 1866, the site remains a landmark of the Civil War in California.