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Yuba Guard
 

Official or Other Titles:
Yuba Guard, Fifth Division, First Brigade
 
Location: Yuba County
 
Mustered in: June 9, 1855
Mustered out: May 17, 1857

Commanding Officers (1)
M. D. Dobbins, Captain, Date of Rank: June 9, 1855
John F. Snow, First Lieutenant, Date of Rank: June 9, 1855

M. D. Dobbins, Captain, Re-elected January 5, 1856; Date of Rank: January 5, 1856 Commissioned: January 11, 1856
W.C. Burnett, First Lieutenant, Date of Rank: January 5, 1856 Commissioned: January 11, 1856
 

Official History
 
Although the Yuba Guard was a large company with a membership of ninety, there are no records on file relating to the unit's activities. However, as Yuba County was in the early stages of development the need of military protection is readily understood, as the County authorities needed additional aid to protect the citizens against the constant Indian uprisings of that period; and also against the marauding foreigners who traveled from place to place robbing and committing other acts of lawlessness.

It is assumed the authorities considered military protection no longer necessary as the Yuba Guard was disbanded and mustered out of the service May 17, 1857. The arms and equipment were returned to the State Arsenal. The Bond was also cancelled and returned to the Bondsman, Mr. J. W. McGrath. (1)

Footnotes
 
(1) Adjutant General Report 1850-1863, page 50.

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