Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Mare Island Post
Established during the first year of the Civil War to guard against secessionist attacks, the Mare Island Navy Yard, adjacent to Vallejo in San Francisco Bay, had the U.S.S. Independence docked in its harbor for use as a barracks for 25 soldiers and occasional marines. The expected attacks did not materialize and the guard was suspended after four months in early 1862.
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Updated 8 February 2016