Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Camp Dragoon Bridge
This post was established a half mile south of the town of Litchfield in August of 1860 by 1st Lieutenant John Hamilton, Company l, 3rd Artillery, with the mission to protect the nearby bridge across the Susan River and the settlements of the Honey Lake Valley in what is today Lassen County. The post consisted of a 18 by 30 foot building and a stone coral. On September 17, he left with 27 men of the company for the Presidio of San Francisco, leaving 2nd Lieutenant E. R. Warner in command. The post, apparently intermittently garrisoned, was reportedly in existence until sometime in 1863.