California  Civil War Rosters

 

From the book Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867

by Brig.-Gen. Richard H. Orton, pub. 1890

 

The complete book has been transcribed.  There is no other information available on these men. 

You may contact NARA to obtain the soldier's records.

 


 

This project was the result of the combined efforts of many people.  The momentum for the transcription of this 887 page book came to me from an inquiry by a researcher, regarding the Civil War Veterans buried at Marysville City Cemetery.  Once the files were submitted to me and added to my own, these transcriptions became part of a comprehensive database, made available free to researchers. 

THANK YOU to all who participated in helping to get this database online! (See Note below*)  Our hope is that it helps many of you in your search for your California ancestors!

Permission must be obtained from the transcriber/submitter before use of any of these files is permitted.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 


 

Alphabetical index

of names compiled from the rosters. 

(346 pages of names compiled, formatted, and transcribed by Kathy Sedler.)

 


 

Are you researching a Confederate veteran, or have you found a Confederate burial in California? Please see below.

 

 

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is dedicated to registering all Union Civil War soldier's graves.

To access their database and search for a soldier:  http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/

 

If you have found a grave and would like it added to the database:

Graves Registration Form

Mail completed forms to: 

Graves Registration Officer, (California burials):  Dept. of CA & Pacific, SUVCW: Dept. Officers - for address.

 


 

 

PAGES

Introduction 3-4
Record of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867 5-14
Proposed invasion of California from Texas 15-22
Proposed invasion of Texas via Mexico 23-31
The California Column - part 1 (pp. 32-49), part 2 (pp 50-67) 32-67
First Regiment of Cavalry 68-86

Officers

87-88

Co. A

89-97

Co. B

97-108

Co. C

108-117

Co. D

117-121

Co. E

122-130

Co. F

130-135

Co. G

136-141

Co. H

142-146

Co. I

147-151

Co. K

151-156

Co. L

156-161

Co. M

161-167

Second Regiment of Cavalry 168-195

Officers

196-200

Co. A

200-209

Co. B

209-217

Co. C

218-225

Co. D

225-233

Co. E

234-242

Co. F

242-250

Co. G

250-257

Co. H

257-267

Co. I

267-274

Co. K

275-283

Co. L

284-293

Co. M

293-303

First Battalion of Native Cavalry 304-306

Officers

307

Co. A

307-310

Co. B

310-314

Co. C

315-317

Co. D

317-320

First Regiment of Infantry 321-334

Officers

335-336

Co. A

336-341

Co. B

341-346

Co. C

346-349

Co. D

350-353

Co. E

354-358

Co. F

359-362

Co. G

363-367

Co. H

367-372

Co. I

372-376

Co. K

376-380

First Battalion of Veteran Infantry 381-384

Officers

385

Co. A

385-389

Co. B

390-393

Co. C

394-398

Co. D

399-403

Co. E

403-408

Co. F

409-412

Co. G

412-417

Second Regiment of Infantry 418-430

Officers

431-433

Co. A

433-440

Co. B

440-447

Co. C

447-456

Co. D

456-463

Co. E

463-469

Co. F

470-476

Co. G

476-483

Co. H

484-491

Co. I

491-498

Co. K

498-504

Third Regiment of Infantry 505-521

Officers

522-524

Co. A

524-533

Co. B

534-543

Co. C

543-553

Co. D

553-565

Co. E

565-570

Co. F

570-575

Co. G

575-581

Co. H

581-584

Co. I

585-589

Co. K

589-594

Fourth Regiment of Infantry 595-598

Officers

599-601

Co. A

601-608

Co. B

609-616

Co. C

617-624

Co. D

624-629

Co. E

630-637

Co. F

637-644

Co. G

644-650

Co. H

651-656

Co. I

656-662

Co. K

662-667

Fifth Regiment of Infantry 668-675

Officers

676-677

Co. A

677-681

Co. B

681-686

Co. C

686-690

Co. D

690-694

Co. E

694-698

Co. F

699-702

Co. G

703-708

Co. H

709-712

Co. I

712-716

Co. K

716-719

Sixth Regiment of Infantry 720-724

Officers

725-726

Co. A

726-731

Co. B

731-735

Co. C

735-738

Co. D

738-741

Co. E

742-746

Co. F

746-749

Co. G

749-752

Co. H

752-755

Co. I

755-759

Co. K

759-762

Seventh Regiment of Infantry 763-765

Officers

766

Co. A

767-770

Co. B

770-773

Co. C

773-776

Co. D

776-778

Co. E

779-781

Co. F

781-784

Co. G

784-787

Co. H

787-789

Co. I

790-792

Co. K

793-795

Eighth Regiment of Infantry 796-798

Officers

799

Co. A

800-802

Co. B

802-805

Co. C

805-807

Co. D

807-810

Co. E

810-812

Co. F

813-815

Co. G

816-818

Co. H

818-820

Co. I

821-823

Co. K

823-825

First Battalion of Mountaineers 826-831

Officers

832

Co. A

832-835

Co. B

835-839

Co. C

839-841

Co. D

841-843

Co. E

843-845

Co. F.

845-847

The California Hundred and Battalion (2d Massachusetts Cavalry) 848-853

Co. A

854-870

Co. E  
Co. F  
Co. L  
Co. M  

Deceased Officers & Enlisted Men of the California Volunteers (no text preceding list of names)

871-883

A - C  
D - G  
H - K  
L - N  
O - S  
T - Z  
An incomplete list of the stations occupied by California troops 885-887

 

(*Note:  Sandy Neder and I felt very uncomfortable transcribing many of the events relating to the hunting down and massacre of so many of the Native People in these records.  We in no way wish to portray that we condone or agree with the acts of those men in these documents.  Our goal was to transcribe the book, fully, as written.)


 

The California Division United Daughters of the Confederacy

has a project to locate as many Confederates in California as possible. I currently have a database with about 1600 names of Confederates who were in California following the War.  If your Confederate ancestor was in California, I would like to know about it.  I will do database look ups if you submit Name, location in California and dates the ancestor was in California.  Please no more than 5 names at one time.

 
Confederate veterans are eligible for Free Government Headstones, so if your ancestor does not have a marker I will be happy to tell you how to obtain the markers. The place to start is http://www.cem.va.gov/
The marker is free, however, you will need to contact the cemetery where the ancestor is buried to determine whether they will charge you to place the headstone.
 
If you are surveying a cemetery and you find Confederates in that cemetery, I would appreciate hearing from you.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
 
Margaret Alley
Grave Markers Director
California Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy
 
malley1@earthlink.net
 
PO Box 3295
Montebello CA 90640-3295

 

Kathy -   Due to the large amount of spam I receive, I have added my contact email as an image.  It is not as a link, so you will need to type this address into your email before sending.  Thank you. 

 


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