California State Militia Units 1850–60

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The following are California State Militia units that were active in the state of California between 1851 and 1861, prior to the American Civil War.

Volunteer Companies of the California State Militia 1850-1860[edit]

Amador County[edit]

Butte County[edit]

Calaveras County[edit]

El Dorado County[edit]

Humboldt County[edit]

Klamath County[edit]

Del Norte County (from 1857)[edit]

Los Angeles County[edit]

Mariposa County[edit]

Nevada County[edit]

Placer County[edit]

Plumas County[edit]

Sacramento County[edit]

San Bernardino County[edit]

San Diego County[edit]

San Francisco County[edit]

San Joaquin County[edit]

San Luis Obispo County[edit]

Santa Barbara County[edit]

Santa Clara County[edit]

Santa Cruz County[edit]

Sierra County[edit]

Siskiyou County[edit]

Sonoma County[edit]

Stanislaus County[edit]

Tehama County[edit]

Tuolumne County[edit]

Trinity County[edit]

Tulare County[edit]

Yuba County[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Amador Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  2. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Volcano Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  3. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Oroville Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  4. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: First Calaveras Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  5. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Jesus Maria Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  6. ^ Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County California with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominentmen and Pioneers. Paolo Sioli, Oakland 1883. p.157-159
  7. ^ a b Historical Souvenir p.157-159
  8. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Placerville Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  9. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Coloma Greys, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  10. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Confidence Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  11. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Union Volunteers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  12. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Trinity Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  13. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Humboldt Volunteers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  14. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Klamath Mounted Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  15. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Coast Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 8, 2011
  16. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Klamath Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  17. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mounted Coast Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  18. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Salmon Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  19. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Citizens of Crescent City, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  20. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Crescent Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  21. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Los Angeles Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n http://www.militarymuseum.org/SoCal.pdf J.M. Scammel, Military Units of Southern California 1853-1862, California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, Number 3.
  23. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Los Angeles Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  24. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Monte Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  25. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Ringgold Light Artillery, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  26. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: City Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  27. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Lanceros de Los Angeles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  28. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Union Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  29. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Southern Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 13, 2011
  30. ^ California and the Indian Wars: Mariposa Indian War, 1850-1851, by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Hasse
  31. ^ California and the Indian Wars: The Mariposa War, By David A. Smith, Historian, The Burdick Military History Project, San Jose State University
  32. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: California State Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 14, 2011
  33. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mariposa Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 14, 2011
  34. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mariposa Mounted Riflemen, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 14, 2011
  35. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Nevada Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 14, 2011
  36. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mountain Blues, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  37. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Placer Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  38. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Plumas Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  39. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sutter Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  40. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sacramento Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  41. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Independent City Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  42. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sacramento Cadets, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  43. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Bernardino Rough and Ready Cavalry, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  44. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: First Light Dragoons, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  45. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Bernardino Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  46. ^ William Ellsworth Smythe, History of San Diego, 1542-1908: an account of the rise and progress of the pioneer settlement on the Pacific coast of the United States, Volume 1, History Co., San Diego, 1908, pp.189-190
  47. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Diego Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  48. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: First California Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  49. ^ Colonel Norman S. Marshall and Chief Warrant Officer Mark J. Denger, The Creation of the National Guard of California, California Center for Military History. In 1851, Indian disturbances in San Diego called for troops, and two companies were organized from the California Guard, Washington Guard, and Empire Guard, the only existing military companies in San Francisco at that time. However, before transportation to San Diego could be arranged the trouble had blown over.
  50. ^ a b Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft Vol. XXIV: History of California Vol VII, History Co., San Francisco, 1890 p454-455
  51. ^ Marshall and Denger, The Creation ..., op. cit.
  52. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Eureka Light Horse Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  53. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: First Light Dragoons, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  54. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Marion Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  55. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: National Lancers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  56. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Francisco Blues, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  57. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: City Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  58. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: National Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  59. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sarsfield Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  60. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Wallace Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  61. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Washington Continental Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  62. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Benham Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  63. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Constitution Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  64. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Jackson Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  65. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Jefferson Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  66. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Monroe Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  67. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Union Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  68. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: California Fusileers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  69. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Francisco Light Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  70. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Black Hussars, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  71. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Carbineers (French Guard), from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  72. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Montgomery Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  73. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: McMahon Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  74. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: California Rifles (French Guard), from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  75. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Joaquin Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  76. ^ (1) City Guard of Stockton (Infantry). "The organization is not complete." Adjutant General's Report, 1856, p. 19.
  77. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Stockton Blues, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  78. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Joaquin Mounted Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  79. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: San Luis Obispo Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  80. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Santa Barbara Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  81. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Santa Barbara Mounted Riflemen, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  82. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: National Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 22, 2011
  83. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Crusade Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 23, 2011
  84. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sierra Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  85. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Goodyear's Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  86. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Eureka Blues, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  87. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Forest Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  88. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: National Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  89. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Gibsonville Blues, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  90. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mobile Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  91. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sierra Greys, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  92. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sierra Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 24, 2011
  93. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Siskiyou Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 23, 2011
  94. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Scott River Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 23, 2011
  95. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Petaluma Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  96. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sotoyame Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  97. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Washington Horse Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  98. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Stanislaus Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  99. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Kibbe Rangers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  100. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Columbia Fusileers, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  101. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Sonora Greys, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  102. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Trinity Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  103. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Kibbe Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  104. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Tulare Mounted Riflemen, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  105. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Mountain Riflemen, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  106. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Yuba Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  107. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Marysville Rifles, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011
  108. ^ California State Militia and National Guard Unit Histories: Downey Guard, from The California State Military Museum accessed on September 25, 2011

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