Papers on file at the California State Archives:
|Name||Date of Commission|
|J. Ives Fitch,`Captain||June 27, 1861|
|William Forrest, First Lieutenant||June 27, 1861|
The Mountain Volunteers were organized by A. B. Scott during May of 1861. Permission was granted through Judge E.H. Vandecar, to post notices of a meeting to be held May fourth at Forest House, Forest Hill, for the purpose of enrollment and the election of officers. The meeting was a success and the company was mustered into service on May thirteenth. The company's s first drill was 'held June first even though the arms and accoutrements were not issued until the twenty-eighthof that month.
The Mountain Volunteers were in existence for only seven months, from May until December 1861, and with the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, Captain Fitch and Lieutenant Copely joined Company B, Fourth Infantry Regiment of California, and many of the company's members joined the Volunteer Infantry Service for active duty. The company was accredited with having furnished between fifty and sixty men for service in the United States Army and, therefore, it is assumed the Mountain Volunteers were forced to disband during December of 1861, as there membership quota no longer met the required standards.
1. Adjutant General Report, 1861, page 112.
Updated 18 January 2015