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Regiments of the California Volunteers in Federal Service
1st Regiment of Infantry
 
Organized at large August to October, 1861. Company "K" organized February 12, 1862. Attached to Departments of the Pacific and New Mexico.
 
In camp at Oakland until October, 1861, and near Los Angeles, California., until December, 1861. Pursuit and capture of Showalter's party at Warner's Ranch, San Jose Valley, November 20-29, 1861 (Companies. "F" and "G"). Moved to Fort Yuma, December, 1861, and duty there until April, 1862 (Companies. "B," "D," "F," "H" and "I"). Company "D" at San Diego. Companies "A" and "C" at Camp Latham. Carleton's Expedition from Southern California through Arizona to Northwest Texas and New Mexico April-10-September 20, 1862. March from Fort Yuma to Pinos Villages, thence to Tucson, April 10-May 20. Expedition up the Gila River and engagement at Pechecho Pass April 15 (Co. "I"). March from Tucson, Arizona, across Desert to the Rio Grande River July 20-August 15. At La Mesilla until December 25. Moved to Fort Craig December 25-30. Duty by detachments at posts in New Mexico and Arizona, Las Cruces, Los Pinos, Franklin, Texas; Forts West, Craig, Selden, Union, Cummings, McRae, Whipple and Sumner, and operating against Indians in the Districts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, until October, 1866. Skirmish at Pinos Altas Mines January 29, 1863 (1 Co.). Company "G" at Camp Wright, California., January 1 to March 9, 1862. Moved to Fort Yuma and duty there until July 19. Moved to Tucson, Arizona, and duty there until December 2. At Messilla until April 20, 1863. At Franklin, Texas, until June 26. March to Fort McRae June 26-July 3. Rio de Los Animos July 19. Expedition to Alamcito Mountains against Indians August 9-20, 1863. Expedition to Jornado Del Muerta August 9-20, 1863. Expedition to Jornado Del Muerta August 26-29. Operations against Navajo Indians August 20-December 16, 1863. Scout from Fort Wingate to Ojo Redondo September 15-October 5 (2 Companies.). Expedition against Indians in New Mexico November 5-15 and December 5-7, 1863. Scout in Southeastern Arizona July 6-24, 1864 (Co. "D"). Expedition from Fort Union August 4-September 15 (Detachment). Affair, San Andreas Mountains, August 12 (Detachment). Scout in Cimarron River, Northeast New Mexico, September 18-October 5. Engagement with Indians at Adobe Fort, on Canadian River, New Mexico, November 25 (Companies. "A" and "K"). Scout from Fort Cummings April 28-May 13, 1865 (Co. "G"). Duty in Districts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah until October, 1866. Mustered out October 21, 1866.
 
See also the history of the Sierra Greys for information concerning Company F.


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