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Napa Historic Site

HISTORIC SITE 

HERE, ON JULY 6, 1846, 160 MOUNTED RIFLEMEN VOLUNTEERS UNDER 
THE BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC BANNER CROSSED THE NAPA ESTUARY, 
LED BY CAPTAIN, U.S. ARMY, JOHN C. FREMONT AND US. MARİNE LT. 
ARCHIBALD H. GILLESPIE. TO GAIN CALIFORNIA'S INDEPENDENCE, 
THEY RODE TO MONTEREY, WHERE COMMODORE ROBERT F 
STOCKTON ENLISTED THEM AS A U.S. NAVAL BATTALION. ON 
JANUARY 13, 1847, AT CAHUENGA PASS NEAR LOS ANGELES, THE 
CALIFORNIO INSURGENTS CAPITULATED TO FREMONT'S BATTALION, 
THUS SPARKING EVENTS LEADING TO CALIFORNIA'S BECOMING THE 
31st STATE OF THE UNION, 

IN COMMEMORATION OF NAPA VETERANS OF ALL WARS 
NAPA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY-2009

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