1st California Volunteer Infantry

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U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)

1st California Volunteer Infantry (1861-1866) - Organized at large August to October, 1861. Attached to Departments of the Pacific and New Mexico.

Mustered out October 21, 1866.

Spanish American War (1898-1899)

1st California Volunteer Infantry (1898-1899) - Organized at San Francisco, and mustered into the service of the United States at San Francisco May 6, with 51 officers and 986 enlisted men.

  • Assignments:
    • Assigned to First Independent Brigade, Eighth Army Corps, July 17
    • Assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps
    • Assigned to First Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps, September 14
    • Assigned to First Brigade, First Division, Eighth Army Corps, by reorganization of Division, October 14
  • Movements:
    • Sailed for Manila, P. I.; on City of Pekin, May 25; arrived at Cavite, Manila Bay, June 30; disembarked on July 3
    • Left Cavite Arsenal July 15 and established Camp Dewey, at Tambo, near Manila
    • Participated in battle of Malate trenches July 31 and August 1, and in the assault and capture of Manila August 13
    • In barracks at Manila doing guard and patrol duty in Manila, Paco, Malacañan, and Pandacan.
    • Participated in campaign against insurgents in the vicinity of Manila, February 5 to March 21, 1899
    • Expedition to island of Negros, March 23 to July 4, 1899. Left Negros Island July 16; arrived Manila July 18
    • Left Manila July 26 on transport Sherman; arrived at San Francisco August 24, 1899

Mustered out of the service of the United States at San Francisco September 21, 1899, with 50 officers and 999 enlisted men. Casualties while in service: Officers-wounded, 3; died of wounds, 1. Enlisted men-killed in action, 8; wounded, 45; died of wounds received in action, 1; died of disease, 24; accidentally killed, 2; drowned, 1; deserted, 7.


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