The fort was established to protect and control the Indians who were living on the
Sebastian Indian Reservation, and to protect both the Indians and white
settlers from raids by the Paiutes, Chemeheui, Mojave, and other Indian
groups of the desert regions to the south east. Fort Tejon was first garrisoned
by the United States Army on August 10, 1854 and was abandoned
ten years later on September 11, 1864.
If you know of someone buried here who is not listed, please contact Peggy Smith for inclusion.
|ABBOTT||Charles, Pvt.||18 Feb 1859||Co. B, 1st U S Dragoons|
|ANDERSON||James, Pvt.||16 May 1864||Co B 2nd Inf. CA Volunteers|
|BERCKE||Gustavus, Pvt.||14 Feb 1858||Co I 3rd U S Artillery|
|FIELD||Joseph, Pvt.||15 Dec 1858||Regimental Band, 1st U S Dragoons|
|GARVIN||John, Pvt.||14 Oct 1855||Co. A 1st U S Dragoons|
|MILLER||Otto, Pvt.||1 Aug 1855||Co. A 1st U S Dragoons|
|CASTOR||Thomas F. Lieut.||1820||8 Sep 1855|| Co. A, 1st Regt. U.S. Dragoons
Died at Fort Tejon, age 35, possibly buried near the bakery
|LEBECK||Peter||17 Oct 1837||In Memory of Peter Lebec Killed by a bear
He is buried under a tree
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