The Sloat Monument is located at the Presidio of Monterey overlooking the Monterey Bay. The eagle-topped spire was built in 1910 to commemorate Commodore Drake Sloat whose military force was able to claim California as part of the United States during the Battle of Monterey in 1846.
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