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My Great Grandfather was stationed at Albatros Island, San Francisco during the Civil War(1861 - 1865). I can't find any information on Albatros Island. Can anyone help me?
-- Phil Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 05, 2002
The name you have may be garbled: Alcatraz Island was originally called "Isla de los Alcatraces" (Island of the Pelicans).
There is an Albatross Island in Baja, California and one in Tasmania.
-- Miss Rosa (email@example.com), April 06, 2002.
During the 1850s and '60s Alcatraz was known variously as "Alcatrazos", "Alcatros", "Alcatrus" and several other variants of its actual Spanish name of Alcatraces. I've done a bit of resarch on the military history of Alcatraz and if you can post any information about your relative's unit (e.g., 1st California Volunteers) I may be able to provide some additional info.
-- John Martini (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 2002.