Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
A Civil War rendezvous for mustering troops
and observing Secessionist activities, Camp Sumner was established
late in 1861 on grounds adjacent to the Presidio of San Francisco
for elements of the California Volunteers, and for a short time
the 9th Infantry. The camp, functioning until sometime in 1865,
was named in honor of the Department of the Pacific commander,
E. V. Sumner.