Camp Grant, California
Camp Grant is a former Union Army camp and later a settlement that became a ghost town, in Humboldt County, California. It was located on the south bank of the Eel River 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Weott.
At the time of the American Civil War, during the Bald Hills War against the local Indians, Camp Grant was established on the Eel River, 3 miles east of Dyerville, California, in October 1863. It was commanded by Captain John Y. Simpson with Company E, 1st Battalion of Mountaineers, California Volunteers as its garrison. Simpson and Company E were involved in several skirmishes: Skirmish at Grouse Creek May 23, 1864; a Skirmish at Matole May 26, 1864; Skirmish at Big Flat May 28, 1864; Expedition to North Fork Eel River September 1–29, 1864. During these operations they captured 166 hostiles which were placed on the Round Valley Reservation in 1864. In August 1864 the Bald Hills War ended and Company E was mustered out at Fort Humboldt on June 14, 1865, not long after Camp Grant was abandoned.
Apparently the location remained as a settlement, and a post office operated at Camp Grant from 1868 to 1895.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 32. ISBN 9781884995149.
- California. Adjutant General's Office, Records of California men in the war of the rebellion 1861 to 1867, SACRAMENTO: State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1890, p. 830
- Historic California Posts: Camp Grant
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