California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
California Volunteers
Organizational Data

Official Name: Cailfornia Volunteers, Company C, First Brigade, Sixth Division
Location: Oroville, Butte County
Mustered in: June 1861
Mustered out: Unknown
Papers on file at the California State Archives:
No records currently on file at the California State Archives

Commanding Officers

 Name  Date of Rank  Date of Commission
Edward B. Willis, Captain
June 6, 1861
 June 27, 1861
Janes A. Wardwell, First Lieutenant  June 6, 1861  June 27, 1861

The California. Volunteers, Company C of Oroville, Butte County was organized under the laws of the State, June 6, 1861, with Edward B. Willis as Captain and James A. Wardwell as First Lieutenant. The corps had a membership of sixty men, but no arms were issued to this company as they immediately tendered their services to the Governor and were accepted and mustered into the service of the United States as part of the First Infantry of California Volunteers.*

*Adjutant General Report, 1861, page 133


This history was compiled in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in conjunction with the California National Guard and the California State Library.
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