Find a Security Clearance Job!

Military


California Militia Regiments - Spanish American War

First California Infantry.-Official title, First California Volunteer Infantry. Headquarters, San Francisco. Organized (by consolidation of three regiments, which were organized, respectively, on May 8. 1861, June 1, 1881, and June 21. 1883, Dec. 9, 1895. Mustered in for war with Spain. May 6, 1898. Strength for war with Spain. 1.3C9. Commanded by Col. J. F. Smith during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Presidio, San Francisco; (2) Manila. Sent from United States for service in the Philippines. Participated in engagements at Malate, the capture of Manila, Paco, and engagements on the Pasig river. Casualties up to April 4, 1899: 16 men killed, 1 officer and 30 men wounded. The regiment, at the time of going to press, is still in the service, and stationed at the Philippines. A battalion of 4 companies is on the Isle of Negros. Two battalions (8 companies) are stationed at Manila and in the suburhs.

Sixth California Infantry.-Official title. Sixth California Volunteer Infantrv. Headquarters, Stockton. Organized Feb. 21, 1888. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 11, 1898. Strength for war with Spain, 893. Commanded by Lieut.-Col. W. R. Johnson during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Presidio, San Francisco; (2) Benicia Barracks, Cal. Casualties during campaign : 4 deaths of enlisted men. The regiment was mustered out at San Francisco, Dec. 15, 1898.

Seventh California Infantry.-Official title. Seventh California Volunteer Infantrv. Headquarters. Los Angeles. Organized (by consolidation of Seventh and Ninth Infantrv) Dec. 7, 1895. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 9,1898. Strength for war with Spain, 1,361. Commanded by Col. J. R. Berry during war operations. Stationed during war: Camp Merritt, Presidio. Casualties during campaign: 20 deaths of enlisted men. The regiment was mustered out at San Francisco, Dec. 2, 1898.

Eighth California Infantry.-Official title. Eighth California Volunteer Infantry. Organized from Second and Fifth Infantry. Mustered in for war with Spain, July 9, 1898. Strength for war with Spain, 1,324. Commanded by Col. Park Henshaw during war operations. Stationed during war : (1) Camp Barrett, Oakland; (2) Presidio, Benieia. and Vancouver Barracks. Casualties during campaign : 10 deaths of enlisted men. The regiment was mustered out oy battalions at Vancouver Barracks, Presidio, and Benieia Barracks, respectively, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 6, 1899.

California Artillery.-Official title, First Battalion, California Volunteer Heavy Artillery. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 10,1898. Strength for war with Spain, 855. Commanded by Major F. S. Rice during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Presidio; (2) Fort Canby,Washington; (3) Fort Baker, California; (4) Manila. Batteries A and I) were sent from United States for service at the Philippines, and participated in the defence of Cavite. Casualties during campaign (California): 2 deaths of enlisted men. Batteries B and C were mustered out at Angel Island and at Fort Canby, respectively, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 3, 1899. Batteries A and D. at the time of going to press, air still in the service, and stationed at Cavite.



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list