California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
Washington Rifles
(Tomales, Marin County)
Military Unit Designation: Washington Rifles, 2nd Brigade, California Militia
Date of Organization:
January 16, 1864
Date of Disbanding:
June, 1864
Inclusive dates of units papers:
Geographical Location or Locations:
Tomales, Marin County

Papers on file at the California State Archives:

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

Extract from and link to Official History of the Washington Rifles:

This unit was short-lived because of a lack of arms and accoutrements due to the federal government's involvement in the Civil War which required its attention in the east. Outline History of California National Guard, Vol. 2, p. 565.
This history was written in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in conjunction with the office of the Adjutant General and the California State Library
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