Camp Cady

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Camp Cady (1860-1871) - A U.S. Army Camp first established by Major James H. Carleton, and Company K, 1st U.S. Dragoons in 1860 near Barstow, San Bernardino County, California. Named Camp Cady after Major Albemarle Cady (Cullum 564), 6th U. S. Infantry commander at Fort Yuma. Abandoned in 1871.

History of Camp Cady

Established 14 Apr 1860 by Major James H. Carleton, and Company K, 1st U.S. Dragoons as a temporary camp that was later replaced with more permanent structures. The post had a 300 foot square parade with buildings on three sides. The buildings were built with adobe and had shingles roofs.

The camp was used in campaigns against the Paiutes and Shoshones and protecting the road to Fort Yuma and Salt Lake. The Camp provided detachments that manned Fort Soda and Camp Rock Springs (2).

The Camp was abandoned on 24 Apr 1871 by 2nd Lt. James Halloran, 12th U.S. Infantry, and all public property was removed to Camp Mojave. The post buildings were left in the care of Mr. T. J. Cautwell, citizen.

Current Status

Ruins and a marker east of Barstow in San Bernardino County, California.

Location: Near Barstow, San Bernardino, California.

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Lat: 34.945473 Long: -116.5997887

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  • Elevation: 1690'

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