Historic California Militia and National Guard Units
Washington Light Artillery
(Washington Light Battery)

Military Unit Designation:
Washington Light Battery, 2nd Brigade, California Militia (after 1866, National Guard of California) (1)
Date of Organization:
July 31, 1863
Date of Disbanding:
August 17, 1866
Inclusive dates of units papers:
Geographical Location or Locations:
Napa City & County

Unit papers on file at the California State Archives:

a. Organization Papers 1 document (1863)
b. Bonds none
c. Correspondence (Unclassified letters) 25 documents (1863-1864)
d. Election Returns 2 documents (1864-1865)
e. Exempt Certificates, Applications for none
f. Muster Rolls, Monthly returns 7 documents (1863-1866)
g. Oaths Qualifications 8 documents (1863-1865)
h. Orders none
i. Receipts, invoices 6 documents (1864-1867)
j. Requisitions 5 documents (1863-1864)
k. Resignations none
l. Target Practice Reports none
m. Other none

Official History:

History of the Washington Light Artillery (Washington Light Battary) California Militia, 1863-1866.
(1) This company according to the Muster Rolls and correspondence was also referred to as Washington Light Battery.
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Updated 8 February 2016