3rd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Regiment, California Infantry was organized at Stockton and Benicia Barracks September 15 to December 3, 1861. It had duty at Camp Douglas, Camp Connor and in the District of Utah until July 1866 for the purpose of guarding the overland Mail and telegraph during the Civil War. The regiment mustered out July 27, 1866.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Field and Staff Officers

  • Patrick Edward Connor, Colonel
  • Robert Pollock, Colonel
  • Robert Pollock, Major
  • Patrick A. Gallagher, Major
  • Robert K. Reid, Surgeon
  • Charles A. Kirkpatrick, Assist. Surgeon
  • Isaac W. Brown, Assist. Surgeon
  • James W. Stillman, 1st Lt., Adjutant
  • William L. Ustick, 1st Lt., Adjutant
  • Joseph C. Merrill, 1st Lt., Adjutant
  • Samuel E.W. Baker, 1st Lt., Adjutant
  • Thomas B. Gately, 1st Lt., Quartermaster
  • Arthur Fleming, Hospital Steward
  • Edward Ingham, Sergt.-Major
  • John McDonald, Sergt.-Major
  • Samuel W. Newhall, Quartermaster Sergt.
  • Edward F. Perkins, Quartermaster Sergt.
  • Frederick Livingston, Quartermaster Sergt.
  • Paul E. Layett, Commissary Sergt.
  • William Myers, Commissary Sergt.
  • Aaron L. Bateman, Commissary Sergt.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,849 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Companies Date and Place of Organization and Muster Out of Service

  • Company A: October 31, 1861, at Stockton, Cal. to July 27, 1866, at Camp Douglas (Great Salt Lake City, U.T.)
  • Company B: October 31, 1861, at Stockton, Cal. to July, 27, 1866, at Camp Douglas (Great Salt City, U.T.)
  • Company C: December 31, 1861, at Benicia to July, 27, 1866, at Camp Douglas (Great Salt City, U.T.)
  • Company D: October 31, 1861, at Stockton, Cal. to December 9, 1865 consolidated with Company C.
  • Company E: December 21, 1861, at Stockton, Cal. to November 1, 1864, disbanded by consolidation.
  • Company F: December 12, 1861, at Benicia to November 1, 1864, disbanded by consolidation.
  • Company G: December 9, 1861, at Benicia Barracks, to November 1, 186,4 disbanded by consolidation.
  • Company H: December 12, 1861, at Benicia Barracks to November 1, 1864, disbanded by consolidation at Camp Douglas.
  • Company I: November 26, 1861, at Stockton to November 1,1864, disbanded by consolidation at Camp Douglas.
  • Compnay K: December 3, 1861, at Stockton to November 1, 1864,disbanded by consolidation..

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Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘California in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • California in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for California, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 23 March 2011).