California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
Amador Hussars
Organizational Data
Military Unit Designation: Amador Hussars, 4th Brigade, California Militia
Date of Organization:28 December 1861
Date of Disbanding: 1862
Inclusive dates of units papers at State Archives: 1861-1862
Geographical Location or Locations: Jackson, Amador County
Unit Papers on file at the California State Archives, Sacramento:

a. Organization Papers 2 documents (1861)
b. Bonds none
c. Correspondence (Unclassified letters) 4 documents (1862)
d. Election Returns none
e. Exempt Certificates, Applications for none
f. Muster Rolls, Monthly returns none
g. Oaths Qualifications 4 documents (1862)
h. Orders none
i. Receipts, invoices 3 documents (1862)
j. Requisitions 1 document (1862)
k. Resignations none
l. Target Practice Reports none
m. Other none

Commanding Officers:
A. C. Brown, Captain: Elected 28 December 1861, commissioned 3 January 1862
J. C. Shepherd , First Lieutenant: Elected 28 December 1861, commissioned 3 January 1862

Official History:
A petition signed by forty-six persons all residents of Jackson, Amador County, was presented to County Judge M. W. Gordon, requesting that he appoint some suitable person to superintend the meeting to organize a volunteer company of Cavalry. Judge Gordon appointed A. C. Brown to organize the unit , and on December 28, 1861, the company known as the Amador Hussars , was mustered into State Service under the leadership of Captain Brown.

This company was formed during the Civil War for the purpose of aiding the State in any emergency that night arise, but for some reason they were never issued any arms, although Captain Brown sent two requests to the Adjutant General's Office. The Adjutant General Report of 1863 failed to list the Amador Hussars among the organized militia companies of the State, and it is assumed that t he unit was disbanded during the year of 1862.
History prepared in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in conjunction with the California National Guard and the California State Library,
Posted 11 November 2014,
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