Historic California Militia and National Guard Units
San Juan Guard
(Bridgeport Union Guard)

Organizational Data
Military Unit Designation:
Date of Organization: June 16, 1863
Date of Disbanding: July 30, 1866
Inclusive dates of units papers: 1863-1866
Geographical Location or Locations: North San Juan, Nevada County

Unit Papers On File at the California State Archives:

a. Organization Papers 5 documents (1863)
b. Bonds 2 documents (1864)
c. Correspondence (Unclassified letters) 26 documents (1863-1865)
d. Election Returns 3 documents (1863-1866)
e. Exempt Certificates, Applications for none
f. Muster Rolls, Monthly returns 7 documents (1864-1866)
g. Oaths Qualifications 4 documents (1863-1864)
h. Orders none
i. Receipts, invoices 5 documents (1864-1866)
j. Requisitions 2 documents (1864)
k. Resignations 1 document (1863)
l. Target Practice Reports none
m. Other none

Extract From and Link to Official History:
San Juan Guard and Bridgeport Union Guard Armory
Armory of the California Militia's San Juan Guard (1863-1864) and the Bridgeport Union Guard (1864-1866). In 1880, the Armory became St. Columncille's Catholic Church. Today it's part of Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park which is approximately 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49.


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Updated 8 February 2016