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Camp Santa Barbara

There were at least three temporary Army posts established at Santa Barbara. The first consisted of elements of Fremont's Rangers, who established their headquarters at the old St. Charles Hotel in 1846. The next year the hotel was the headquarters of the New York Volunteers, while their principal camp was located on the beach. The Volunteers were frequently stationed at Santa Barbara during the Civil War. Another garrison established camp in the town on April 8, 1848, and evacuated on September 8, 1848, Santa Barbara was reoccupied in January 1864 and abandoned during the following November.



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