– Military post named for Captain Braxton Bragg

In the summer of 1857, 1st Lt. Horatio Gibson, then serving at the Presidio of San Francisco, established a military post on the reservation, naming it after his former commanding officer in the Mexican-American War, Capt. Braxton Bragg. Bragg, who later became a General in the Army of the Confederacy, was a native of North Carolina and a slave owner. He never visited the California city that bore his name.