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1st Battalion Cavalry

Organized at Fort Churchill, California, June 22, 1863. Attached to District of Utah and District of California, Dept. of the Pacific.

Companies "A" and "B" moved to Camp Douglass, near Salt Lake City, Utah, September 29, 1863, Duty there and at Camp Connor, Utah, until June, 1864. Company "B" moved to Unitah Valley, Utah, May 2, 1864; thence to Fort Bridger, Utah, August 1, 1864. Company "A" moved to Fort Bridger, Utah, June, 1864, and engaged in scouting and protecting emigrants and prospectors.

Companies "C," "D," "E" and "F" at Fort Churchill, Cal., until July, 1864. Expedition from Fort Churchill to Humboldt River, Nevada, June 8-August 9, 1864. Duty scouting in the Smoke Creek District (Co. "D"). Companies "C" and "F" ordered to Camp Douglass, near Salt Lake City, Utah, July 28, 1864. Companies "D" and "E" remained at Fort Churchill, operating in Humboldt District until muster out. Expedition to Pyramid Lake and Walker's Lake March 12-19, 1865 (Cos. "D," "E"). Skirmish at Mud Lake March 14, 1865 (Cos. "D," "E"), Mustered out July 21, 1866.

1st Battalion Infantry

Organized at Fort Churchill, California, December 24, 1863. Attached to District of California, Dept. of the Pacific.

Company "A" on duty at Fort Churchill until July 28, 1864. Moved to Smoky Creek Region July 28, returning to Fort Churchill October 23, 1864, and duty there until December, 1865. Expedition from Fort Churchill to Pyramid Lake and Walker's Lake March 12-19, 1865.

Company "B" at Fort Churchill until July 28, 1864. Ordered to Fort Ruby, Nevada, July 28, 1864, and duty there until December, 1865. Expedition from Fort Ruby to Humboldt Valley, Nevada, May 25-June 15, 1865. Skirmish at Austin May 29.

Company "C" at Fort Churchill until December 7, 1864. Ordered to Camp Independence, California, and duty there until muster out. Battalion mustered out December 23, 1865.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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