Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Special Orders Number
79, dated August 6, 1856, and received November 13, 1856, directed
Major George Blaker, 1st Dragoons, with Companies F, H, and I
(217 soldiers) to proceed first to Fort Tejon in southern Kern
County, and then to the site selected for the temporary establishment
of Camp Faunderoy, where the troops arrived on November 29, 1856.
It was named Colonel Thomas T. Fauntleroy, who commanded Fort
Tejon from May to August 1857. He later left the 1st Dragoons
for a command in the Confederate States Army as Brigadier General,
Virginia State Forces.