With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the fort became home to the 4th California Infantry Volunteers. The men wanted to fight a war, but never got to fire a shot. They could only read about the great battles - Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and so forth - in the newspaper.
Casino funds ACW site
The Grand Ronde tribe in Oregon is funding the restoration of a Civil War period fort next to its gaming parlors: