Historic California Militia and National Guard Units
Independent Military Companies
 
Alameda County
California Greys
 
El Dorado County
Confidence Guard
Georgetown Blues
Placerville Guard*
 
Napa County
Napa Guards*
 
Nevada County
Howell Zouaves (1868-1870)*
 
Sacramento County
Independent City Guard*
Sacramento Hussars*
 
San Bernardino County
Waterman Rifles (1887) Mustered into state service as Company E, 7th Infantry Battalion, NGC in 1887.
Redlands Guard, Mustered into state service as Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, NGC in 1893.
 
San Diego County
Independent Rangers, (1852), Disbanded 28 December 1852.
 
San Francisco County
Austrtian Military Company (1879-) 539 California Street (1886), 310 O'Farrell Street (1890)
Black Hussars* (1857-)
California Fusiliers (1856-)
California Light Guard (1858-)
California Jaegers (1871-) SW Corner of Powell and Sutter Streets (1877), Turn Verein Hall, 620 Bush Street (1881)
Eintracht Rifle Section (1876-) 316 Post Street (1886, 1890)
Emmet Life Guard* (1862-, Reorganized 1868) New Montgomery and Howard Streets (1881)
Empire Guard
French Zouaves (1870-) 730 Montgomery Street (1877), French Zouave Hall 808-810 Pacific Street (1881, 1886, 1890)
Garabaldi Guard (1868-) 423 Broadway Street (1877, 1881, 1886)
Guardia de Juarez (-1877), NE cord of Mason and Broadway (1877)Merged with Guardia Lerdo to form Juarez Guard.
Guardia Lerdo (-1877), 1524 Stockton (1877), Merged with Guardia Juarez to form Juarez Guard.
German Dragoons, Old Turn Verein Hall (1877)
German Fusileer Guard (1870-) SW Corner of Powell and Sutter Streets (1877), Old Turn Verein Hall, 620 Bush Street (1881, 1886, 1890)
Grant Rangers
Independent McMahon Grenadier Guard (1876-) Hibernia Hall (1877), Irish-American Hall, 818 Harrison Street
Independent Rifles (1877-), 620 Bush Street (1881, 1886, 1890)
Independent National Guard* (1856-1859)
Independent Steuben Guard* (1866-1869, 1879-)
Italian Sharpshooters (Bergaglieri Italiani) (1878-) 413 Broadway Street (1881), 625 Broadway Street (1886. 1890)
Lafayette Guard (1868-), 730 Montgomery Street (1877, 1881 1886)
Juarez Guard (1877-), Scollay's Hall, 1524 Stockton Street (1881), French Zouave Hall, 808-810 Pacific Street (1890)
Meagher Guard*
National Greys
Police Military Organization (1863-) 416 Commercial Street (1863)
Sarsfield Guard* (1868-, Reorganized 1878), Humboldt Hall, Mission and 13th Streets (1881)
San Francisco Guard (1862-) 416 Commercial Street (1863)
Schuetzen Verein (1859-) Old Turn Verein Hall (1877) Turn Verein Hall, 620 Bush Street (1881)
Shields Guards (1882-1883)*
Swiss Sharpshooters (1860-) SW Corner of Powell and Sutter Streets (1877), 630 Bush Street (1881), French Zouave Hall, 808 Pacific Street
United Butcher Rifles, Old Turn Verein Hall (1877)
Young America Guards (1856-), Sansom near Sacramento (1858)
 
San Joaquin County
Stockton Blues (Band only)*
 
 
 
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Updated 8 February 2016