William Trump, Captain, Date of Rank: 6
September 1861 Commissioned: 10 September 1861
James Davison, First Lieutenant, Date of Rank: 6 September 1861 Commissioned: 10 September 1861
A sufficient number ·of citizens of Amador County, subject to military duty, subscribed to a call for the organization of a volunteer militia company and filed the petition with County Judge Marion Gordon. Judge Gordon set September 6, 1861, as the date to hold the organization meeting of the company, and requested George R. Walker as the person to superintend the proceedings. On that date in Sutter Creek, Amador County, the volunteer military company designated and knovm as the Sutter Creek Volunteers was organized under the leadership of Captain William Trump.
There was only a meager source of informatlon
concerning the history of the Sutter Creek Volunteers, but in
1862, the records show that they had never posted their Denal
bond or sent a company muster roll to the Brigadier-General commanding
the Fourth Brigade, as was required by the military laws. Failure
on their part to meet these requirements caused Adjutant General
W. C. Kibbe to list the Sutter Creek Volunteers as disbanded in 1862.*
* Report of the Adjutant General, 1862, page 130.