Civil War Union Camp Latham

Civil War Union Camp Latham (HMXQB)

Location: Culver City, CA 90230 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.365', W 118° 23.698'

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The First California Infantry, under Col. James H. Carleton, and First California Calvary, under Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Davis, marched from the port of San Pedro, 18 miles, a day's journey, to lay out Camp Latham. Named for U.S. Sen. Milton S. Latham, who also served as California's 6th governor, the purpose of the camp was to curb Southern sentiment. This Civil War tent encampment, California's initial southern staging area for the war, was located on the south side of Ballona Creek, in this area, (now Jefferson and Overland), on a portion of Rancho La Ballona that became Culver City. Union Camp Kellogg existed nearby, north of Ballona Creek.
Marker Number11
Year Placed2006
Placed ByCulver City Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 371182 N 3763707
Decimal Degrees34.00608333, -118.39496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.365', W 118° 23.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 21.90" N, 118° 23' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)310, 323
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10915 W Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90230, US
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