California Militia and National
Guard Unit Histories
Santa Rosa Home Guard
(3d Company, California Home Guard)
The following article was copied from
the December 22, 1917 issue of California Home Guard News.
Captain Jerry Claypool, of the Santa Rosa Home Guard, Third Company,
is a veteran of the service. Jerry became a private in Company
E, 5th Regiment, 2d Brigade, National Guard of California; served
in the Spanish-American War as a "top" soldier first.
He became second lieutenant in 1899 and later was chosen first
was mustered out by the expiration of his time in 1904. As first
sergeant of Company E at the Presidio, Claypool won the confidence
and esteem of all of the men under his command.
When the citizen soldiers of Santa Rosa were called into active
service, Company E was merged into the Eighth California Regiment
and its members were on active duty.
for eight months. When the company returned at the close of the
Spanish War, Company E was the first company to reorganize into
the National Guard of California, due to the efforts of Captain
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