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Historic California Posts:
Camp Halleck
 
Established on a local racetrack at Stockton, county seat of San Joaquin County, in May 1861, the Civil War post was named for Henry Wagner Halleck California's first secretary of state during its military government, 1846-50 and later a Major General in the California State Militia and General in Chief of the Union Army. Seven hundred men from the 3rd California Volunteers in Benecia were stationed here. On July 12, 600 men left the post on an overland march to Salt Lake City to establish Camp (now Fort) Douglas. Camp Halleck wars abandoned sometime in 1863.
 
Camp Halleck's site is located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Charter Way and Airport Way in Stockton.

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