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3rd Regiment of Infantry
 
Organized at Stockton and Benicia Barracks September 15 to December 3, 1861. Attached to Districts of California and Utah, Department. of the Pacific. Duty at Benicia Barracks until July, 1862.
 
Regiment at Benicia Barracks until July, 1862. March via Fort Churchill and Ruby Valley to Utah to protect Overland mall route July to November. Scouts from Fort Churchill, Nevada., to Honey Lake Valley, California., November 3-29, 1862. Expedition from Fort Ruby, Nevada, to Sierra Nevada Mountains November 22-27, 1862 (Co. "F"). Skirmish on Bear River, Utah, January 26, 1863 (Co. "K"). Engagement on Bear River January 29 (Co. "K"). Expedition from Camp Douglas to Soda Springs, on Bear River, Idaho, May 5-30, 1863 (Co. "H"). Duty at Camp Douglas, Camp Connor and in the District of Utah until July, 1866. Mustered out July 27, 1866.
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