Historic California Militia and National Guard Units
Grass Valley Union Guard

Military Unit Designation:
Date of Organization: February 11, 1863
Date of Disbanding:
June 1, 1872
Inclusive dates of units papers:
Geographical Location or Locations:
Grass Valley, Nevada County

Unit papers on file at the California State Archives:

a. Organization Papers 7 documents (1863)
b. Bonds 3 documents (1864-1872)
c. Correspondence (Unclassified letters) 47 documents (1863-1872)
d. Election Returns 7 documents (1863-1871)
e. Exempt Certificates, Applications for none
f. Muster Rolls, Monthly returns 33 documents (1863-1871)
g. Oaths Qualifications 152 documents (1865-1871)
h. Orders 1 document (1872)
i. Receipts, invoices 8 documents (1863-1872)
j. Requisitions 4 documents (1863-1868)
k. Resignations 2 documents (1865)
l. Target Practice Reports 6 documents (1866-1871)
m. Other Public Property, 5 documents (1866-1871)

Extract from and link to Official History:

"The Grass Valley Union Guard, unattached, of the Fourth Brigade was reorganized...August 4, 1866... and the unit became designated as the Grass Valley Union Guard, Company A, Fifth Infantry of the Fourth Brigade." Outline History of the California National Guard, Vol. 2, #169.
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