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This regiment was organized under the President's second call upon the State for troops….The call was dated Washington, August 14, 1861, and by October 30, 1861, the regiment was organized and mustered into the service.

The companies were first assembled at Camp Alert, San Francisco, which was located on the ground now enclosed by Mission, Folsom, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-sixth Streets, then known as the Pioneer Race Track.

After completing the organization of the regiment, and a short period for drill and discipline, the regiment was sent, by companies, to various stations.
Company "F"--Ordered from San Francisco to Camp Union,

Sacramento, December 6, 1862. Duty there and at Camp Bidwell in Butte County until June, 1865. Skirmish on Eel River, near Fort Baker, April 26, 1862, and at Arcata, near Light Prairie, May 21, 1862. Ordered to Fort Crook in Shasta County June, 1865, and duty there and in the District of California and Nevada until muster out.

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