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Fort Rosecrans is named after a Union General William Starke Rosecrans from the Civil War. Many of the first interments date back to the California Republic and the Battle of San Pasqual. Fort Rosecrans became a National Cemetery on Oct. 5, 1934. It now housed so many of our veterans from all over the state and United States of America.

Many Fort Rosecrans interments date to the early years of the California Republic, including the remains of the casualties of the Battle of San Pasqual. Shortly after the United States declared war on Mexico in May 1846, Brigadier Stephen W. Kearny was tasked with conquering Mexico's northern provinces, New Mexico and California.

  • Last visit to Fort Rosecrans: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 1, 2010
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    An interesting if very sad page! Those lines of white headstones are really heartbreaking!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    I know of the general, but had no idea they had such a commemoration of the deaths from ship tragedies. You are a true historian with al the facts you present. Great work again

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Dee, nice page on Fort Rosecrans. Least we forget. I lived for three years in Point Loma on the sunset cliffs side, off Catalina Blvd.,nearby to the National Cemetery. Larry

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    an interesting page, thanks for sharing !


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