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Historic California Posts:
Camp Fitzgerald
(Imperial County)
 
A short lived emergency post, it was established in early March 1852, about 30 miles south southwest of Fort Yuma by Major Edward H. Fitzgerald when he and his 40 dragoons were attacked by some 200 Indians. The outnumbered soldiers, four of them killed in the action, retreated to a hill and dug in. The camp apparenntlly lasted but one day.

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