Official or other titles: Union Guard, First Brigade
Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
December 17, 1857
Mustered out: 1862
Phinius Banning, Captain, Elected December
Solomon Lozard, First Lieutenant, Elected December 17, 1857
The Union Guard of Los Angeles was organized on December 17, 1857. Phinius Banning was chosen as Captain and Solomon Lozard as First Lieutenant. No organization papers are on file, and the list of officers were taken from the Muster Roll, which stated that the company was mustered in on December 17, 1857.
On August 15, 1858;. Captain Banning stated in a letter addressed to Brigadier General Andreus Pico, First Brigade commander, that his command was without arms, and unless the Adjutant General was able to sup ly his unit with suitable equipment, he would not be able to hold the men together as lack of, the necessary equipment was weakening their morale.
There were no papers or records to show that the Union Guard ever received any arms or equipment from the State, and it is assumed that they disbanded without receiving accoutrements of any kind, soon after their organization