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62 514 Regiment .



68 653



Percentage
and total of
Regiment .j



69



478



Fifth Infantry Battalion.



Company.



Percent-
age.



No.
of Co.



First Artillery Kegiment.



^ Percent-

Company. jj<,g



No.
of Co.



Unattached Companies.



Percent-
age.



No.
of Co.



Co. "A-' .
Co. " B "
Co. " C "
Co. " D "



Percentage
and total
of Battu



60



Co. "A" .
Co. "B".
Co. "C".
Co. "E".
Co. "F".
Co. "G".
Cadets



I Percent'ge

and total

255 of Res't .



71


61


65


74


84


63


69


61


85


75


70


66


73


46


71


446



Co. "B," San Diego City
Guard

Eagle Corps

San Francisco Hussars
Oakland Light Cavalry

Stockton Guard

Chico Guard

Eureka Guard



70
119
74
70
77
85
72



II. The percentage of the N. G. C. for June, 1884, was 66, and total company strength, 2,913,
an increase over previous month of 19.

III. Company " E," Third Infantry Regiment, had the best attendance at drill among^ the
companies corap'osing the Second Brigade— 60 men, followed closely by Company " H," of the
Second, with 59. Company "A," of the Fifth Infantry Battalion, had the lowest— 28.

IV. The San Diego City Guard, which drills weekly, averaged a fraction over 64 — the high-
est of the N. G. C. for June. Company " F," First Artillery Regiment, stationed at Woodland,
and the Chico Guard, both drilling only once a month, had each 64 men.



92



Parade Report for July 4, 1884.

PRESKNT FOR DUTY.



First Infantry Begiment.


Second Artillery Regiment.


Third Infantry Regiment.


Fifth Infantry Battalion.


Company.


No. Present.


Company. No. Present, i Company.


No. Present.


Company.


No. Present.


Co. "A"...
Co. "B"...
Co."C".-
Co. "D"...
Co. "E"...


32
42
38
41
25
32
42
37

34


Co. "A"._.
Co. "B".._
Co. "C.-
Co. "D"...
Co. "E"...
Co. "F".-.
Co."G"-..
Co. "H"-_

Cadets

Field Staff
and Band-


47
57
53
50
52
37
21
65
27

32


Co. "A"..
Co. "B"_.
Co. "C"-.
Co."D"-.
Co."E"..
Co. "F"..

Cadets

Field Staff
and Band


41
40
39
40
66
57
35

30


Co. "A"..
Co. "B"..
Co. " C "...
Co."D"..


34
38
45
33


Co. "F-'.-






Co. "G"






Co. "H" ..
Field Staff






and Band-














'


Total

Percentage -


323

58


Total....
Percentage -


441
64


Total ...
Percentage


338
65


Total...
Percentage


150
59


First Artlller


y Regiment.


Unattached Companies.


No. Present.


Company.


No. Present.


Co."A"—


42
50

54
37
61
40
30

19


Company " B-" San Biep'o Citv Guar


d






Co. "B-'-.-


Eagle Corps
San Francis








89


Co. "C"—


^0 Hussars








53


Co. " E " -


Oakland Lisrht Cavalrv








41


Co."F"...


Stockton Gu
Emmet Gua
Chico Guard
Eureka Gua


ard .








64


Co. "G". -


rd, StocktoE








42


Cadets










Field and




rd






57


Staff










Total

Percentage.


333
70









V. No Fourth of July Parade Returns have yet reached these Headquarters from the San
Diego and Chico Guards.

VI. Companies " E" of the First Infantry, " G," and the Cadets of the Second Artillery, and
the Cadets of the First Artillery Regiments, parading with less than 32 rank and file on the
Fourth of Juh% and Company "A" of the Fifth Infantry Battalion, for similar deficiency in
drill attendance in June, render themselves liable to the penalty prescribed in Section 2020 of
the Political Code.

VII. Four companies of the Second Artillery Regiment — " B," " C," " E," and "H," two of
the Third Infantry—" E " and " F," two of the First Artillery — Company " C " of Nevada City
and Company " F " of Woodland, the San Francisco Hussars, the Stockton and Eureka Guards,
and the Eagle Corps of Los Angeles, turned out each more than 50 men, the last named hav-
ing the highest of all — 89.

VIII. The whole strength of the Second Brigade parading on the Fourth of July, including
General and Staff, was 1,.354 men, a percentage of 62 of the total strength. Company "H," of
the Second Artillery Regiment, had the highest number — 65, and "G," of the same regiment,
the lowest — 21 men. The Third Infantry Regiment, with si.x companies and one Cadet Com-
pany, turned out 15 men more than the First Infantry with eight companies. The Fifth
Infantry Battalion, although the companies paraded in their own localities, make a very poor
return. Company " A " of Oakland and " D " of Vallejo turning out respectively only 34 and
33 men.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant- General.



93

Sacramento, August 11, 1884.
[General Orders, No. 15.]

I. In accordance with the requirements of Section 2018, Subdivision 2, of the Political
Code, the National Guard of California will parade on the ninth day of September for target
practice under the supervision of the Inspectors of Rifle Practice, and subject to such further
rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the division and brigade commanders.

II. Skirmish firing is recommended when practicable, and brigade commanders may order
such modifications of the Regulations governing the N. G. C, comprised in paragraphs 485 to
504, inclusive, as may be found necessary to comply with changes from single shots to such
method of shooting.

III. In the target practice of the National Guard of California, the rules of the National
Rifle Association will govern as far as applicable.

IV. The distance for companies armed with Springfield rifles, cal. 45 and cal. 50, will be two
hundred yards. The distance for cavalry companies armed with carbines will be two hundred
yards.

V. Each officer and enlisted man of companies, excepting only musicians, drummers, and
markers, will fire five shots. No sighting shots will be allowed.

VI. Commanders of companies will furnish a correct roll of the members of their respective
commands to the Inspectors of Rifle Practice, who will be careful to provide themselves with
such rolls at least one day prior to the date fixed for target practice ; and also know from per-
sonal observation that the targets, discs, weights, etc., are in readiness, thus obviating any
unnecessary delay on the arrival of companies at the grounds.

VII. The Regimental and Battalion Inspectors of Rifle Practice must forward to the Brigade
Inspector of Rifle Practice, within ten days after the practice shall have taken place, certified
copies of the same. The Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice will certify to the reports and for-
ward them within ten days after their receipt to the Division Inspector of Rifle Practice, who
must also certify to their correctness, and forward them within ten days after their receipt to the
Inspector-General of Rifle Practice. The In specter- General of Rifle Practice must make his
report and forward the returns to General Headquarters not later than October twentieth.

VIII. Regimental and Battalion Inspectors of Rifle Practice must carefully preserve the
original reports, so they may be enabled to furnish such information as may be required by
commanders of regiments, battalions, and such others as may be entitled to the information
contained therein.

IX. When practicable, commissioned officers will be detailed to act as scorekeepers at the
firing points; at least one non-commissioned officer should be detailed to assist at the targets,
and inspectors will call on their respective commanders for such details as they may require for
this purpose.

X. Blanks for reports of target practice and necessary ammunition for rifles and carbines,
cal. 45, will be furniihed to the different commands by the brigade commanders. The money
value of ammunition used will not be computed, but requisition will be made on General Head-
quarters for such quantity as may be required by law.

XI. Brigade commanders will issue such orders as they may deem proper, prescribing target
practice for the artillery companies of their respective commands, and commanding officers will
take all necessary steps to insure a strict compliance with these General Orders and the "Rules
and Regulations governing the N. G. C."

XII. Attention is called to paragraphs 485 to 504, inclusive, " Rules and Regulations govern-
ing the N. G. C."

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



94



• Sacramento, August 31,1884.

[General Orders, No. 16.]

I. The following is announced as the percentage and company strength of the National Guard
of California, for the month of July, 1884:



First Infantry Begiment.


Second Artillery Begiment.


Third Infantry Begiment.


Company.


Percentage.


No. ^, „ ^ No.
of Co. Company. Percentage. ^^ q^


Company.


Percentage.


No.
ofOo.


Co. "A".

Co. "B'-.-
Co. "C"— -
Co. "D"....
Co."E".—
Co. "F"...-
Co. "G"— -
Co. " H "


54
59
67
69
67
56
69
70


62
64
67
66
61
62
65
57


Co. "A-'.-
Co. "B'-.-
Co. "C"—
Co. "D".-.
Co. "E" ...
Co. "F-'.-
Co. "G".._
Co. "H"-„
Cadets


68
66
80
76
68
67
71
81
71


81
69
70
61
73
69
61
71
64


Co. "A"...
Co. "B'-.-
Co. "C'-
Co. "D"..-
Co. "E"._.
Co. "F".._
Cadets


74
61
67
67
77
61
58


62
74
65
64
73
78
72






















Percentage
and total of
Eegiment _


64


504


Percentage
■ and total of
Regiment _


72


Percentage
and total of
619 Regiment .


66


488


Fifth Infantry Battalion.


First Artillery Begiment.


Unattached Companies.


Percent-
age.


No.


Company.


Percent-
age.


No.
of Co.


„ Percent- No.
Company. ^g^ „fCo.


of Co.


Co. "A"_.
Co. "B'-.-


59
60
66

58


62
63
63

68


Co. "A".
Co. "B"_
Co. " C ".
Co. "E".
Co. "F-'-
Co. "G".
Cadets


59
54
84
62
81
54
68


57
64
63
61
75
68
53


Co."B,'
Guard .
Eagle Co
San Fra
Oaklanc
Stocktor
Chico G
Eureka
Emmet


San Diego City


90
60
69
60
80
68
79


70


Co. "C'-
Co. "D"-.


rps,Los Angeles

icisco Hussars

Light Cavalry.


114

74
81








80








Hard


87








Guard . _.


72














Tuard . Stockton


69


















Percentage
and total
of Batt'n


60


256


Percentage
and total
of Reg'mt


6


1


441


Total of unattached


68


647



II. The percentage of the N. G. C. for July, 1884, was 66, and total company strength, 2,955,
an increase over previous month of 42.

III. Company " H," Second Artillery Regiment, had the best attendance at drill among the
companies comprising the Second Brigade — 58 men — -and Company " A," of the First Infantry,
the lowest — 33. Of the unattached companies, the Eagle Corps had the largest attendance, 68,
followed by the Stockton Guard, with 64, and the San Diego City Guard, with 63 men. Com-
pany " F," First Artillery, Woodland, had 61 men.

IV. Company "H," of the First Infantry, and Company "A," and the Cadets of the First
Artillery Regiment, are below the minimum strength required by law.

V. From the foregoing figures it can be seen that the companies of tjie First Infantry and
the First Artillery Regiments average only 63 men to a company, whilst the unattached com-
panies average 81. If the combined companies made as good a numerical showing as the sep-
arate, the company strength of the N. G. C. would be nearly 3,500 men. The necessity for the
former to immediately recruit is therefore apparent, and must receive attention from the officers
concerned.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



95

Sacramknto, September 30, 1884.
[General Orders, No. 18.] «

I. The following is announced as the percentage and company strength of the National
Guard of California for the month of August, 1884 :



First Infantry Regiment.



Second Artillery Begiment.



Third Infantry Kegiment.



No. of
Company. Percentage, q^



Company. Percentage. q'^



Company. Percentage. q^



Co.

Co.

Co.

Co.'

Co.



Co. "F'^.-
Co. "G".

Co. "H".



Co. "A'
Co. " B '
Co. "C
Co. " D '
Co. "E'
Co. " F '
Co. "G'
Co. "H'
Cadets .



Co.
Co.
Co.
Co.



Co. " E '

Co. "F'
Cadets..



66
83
71
65
75
80
72



Percentage
and total
of Reg't_.



65 . 507



Percentage
and total
of Reg't.



Percentage
and total
of Reg't-.



65



512



Fifth Infantry Battalion.



C-ompany.



First Artillery Kegiment.



No. of _
Qg Company.



Percent- No. of
Co.



Unattached Companies.



Percent-



No. of
Co.



Co. "A-'.-
Co. "B"_.
Co. " C "..
Co. "D".-



Percent'ge
and total
of Bat'n.



Co. "A'
Co. " B '
Co. " C '
Co. "E'
Co. " F '
Co. "G'
Cadets..



62



i Percent'ge '
and total j
246 of Reg't.i 65



370



Co. " B," San Diego

City Guard

Eagle Corps, Los Ange-
les

San Francisco Hussars.
Oakland Light Cavalry.

Stockton Guard

Chico Guard

Eureka Guard

Emmet Guard, Stock-
ton



Total of unattached.



70



114

70



II. The returns of the Governor's Guard Cadets, of Companies "E," of the Second Artillery
Regiment, the Chico Guard, and the Emmet Guard of Stockton, have not yet reached these
Headquarters.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



96
SPECIAL ORDERS.



SERIES 1882.



General Headquarters, State of California, )

Adjutant-General's Office, Sacramento, October 30, 1882. J
[Special Orders, Xo. 56.]

Until further orders from these Headquarters, the following named officers are detailed as
members of the Examining Board for the First Brigade, N. G. C. :

I. Major Arnold Wentscher, Commissary First Brigade Staff; vice Gibson, resigned.

II. Captain H. W. Rice, commanding San Bernardino Cavalry ; vice Covington, term expired.
They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

JOHN F. SHEEHAN,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, December 16, 1882.
[Special Orders, No. 69.]

I. In accordance with the provisions of Section 1974, Political Code, the following officers
are appointed an Examining Board for the purpose of examining the First and Second Lieu-
tenants elect of Company " B," San Diego City Guard (unattached), First Brigade, N. G. C, Major
Arnold Wentscher, Commissary First Brigade, and Captain Douglas Gunn, Company "B," San
Diego City Guard.

II. Upon filing the proper report of the examination with these Headquarters, the Board will
he dissolved.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

JOHN F. SHEEHAN,

Adj utant-General.



Sacramento, December 20, 1882.
[Special Orders, iVb. 70.]

I. Colonel W. R. Smedberg, commanding Second Artillery Regiment, Second Brigade, N.
G. C, is hereby instructed and authorized to direct the transfer to Company " E," Second Artil-
lery Regiment, from Companies " F " and " G," Second Artillery Regiment, of a sufficient
number of uniforms and equipments to equip the first named company, not to exceed thirty
(30) sets of uniforms and equipments from each company.

II. Captain Donovan, Company " E," Second Artillery Regiment, will receipt for said prop-
erty to the commanding officers of Companies "F" and "G," one copy of which will be for-
warded to these Headquarters.

III. Allstate property now in possession of Company " E," Second Artillery Regiment,
unfit for service, will be inventoried and returned to the State Armory at Sacramento.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

JOHN F. SHEEHAN,

Adjutant-General.

SERIES 1883.

Sacramento, January 5, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 3.]

I. The Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, and that portion of the command of Brigadier-
General Tozer, Fourth Brigade, located in the City of Sacramento, having been ordered by the
terms of Special Orders No. 1, c. s., to appear in full uniform on the occasion of the ceremonies
attending the inauguration of the Governor elect of California, General George Stoneman, the
same being in accordance iviththe custom adhered to in this and other States of the Union, and in
conformity/ with the spirit of respect due the Executive of a great State; and the Commander-in-
Chief being in receipt of a communication from the Governor elect, dated Sacramento, January
5, 1883, in which is quoted Special Orders No. 1, and adding: "I respectfully, but earnestly,
request that the order above referred to be countermanded ;" therefore, not feeling at liberty to
ignore the request of the incoming Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

II. Special Orders No. 1, c. s., dated January 2, 1883, are hereby countermanded.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

JOHN F. SHEEHAN,

Adj utan t- General.



97

Sacramento, April 9, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 21 .]

Lieutenant-Colonel David Wilder is hereby relieved, at his own request, of the duties imposed
by S. 0. No. 66, September 15, 1881, constituting him a member of the Examining Board of the
Second Brigade, N. G. C.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, April 16, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 24.]

Major Thomas H. Griffin, Quartermaster on Staff of Brigadier-General W. H. Dimond, is
hereby appointed a member of the Examining Board of the Second Brigade, N. G. C. ; vice
Wilder, resigned.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, Ajiril 24, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 26.]

Until further notice from these Headquarters, the following named officers will constitute
the Examining Board for the First Brigade, N. G. C. : Major Geo. S. Patton, Brigade Inspector,
Captain W. H. H. Russell, of the Eagle Corps, Los Angeles, and Captain Douglas Gunn, of the
San Diego City Guard.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, June 9, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 45.]

I. Captain George Whitney Reed, Adjutant First Infantry Regiment, is hereby relieved from
duty as a member of the Examining Board of the Second Brigade, N. G. C.

II. Captain Hyman P. Bush, Company " H," First Infantry Regiment, is hereby detailed to
act as member of said Board. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, June 25, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 51.]

I. On the condition of waiving all claim to State allowance, as provided in Section 2022 of
the Political Code, permission is hereby granted to Colonel John H. Dickinson, commanding
First Infantry Regiment, Second Brigade, N. G. C, to take his command into camp, in accord-
ance with his request, dated twenty-third instant.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, November 9, 1883.
[Special Orders, No. 76.]

I. Upon the application of Captain J. P. Brown, commanding Company " E," First Artillery
Regiment, Fourth Brigade, N. G. C, and with the approval of the Board of Location and Or-
ganization, said company is hereby disbanded, in accordance with the powers conferred by Sec-
tion 1938 of the Political Code.

II. Brigadier-General John T. Carey, commanding Fourth Brigade, will detail an officer to
execute this order.

III. The officers of said company are hereby honorably discharged from the service of the
State.

IV. General Carey is hereby authorized and empowered to muster into the N. G. C. a com-
pany in Sacramento, to be known and designated as Company " E," First Artillery Regiment.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Ad i utant-General .

V



98

SERIES 1884.



Sacramento, February 1, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 8,]

I. Colonel John H. Dickinson, commanding First Infantry Regiment, and Major Thomas
H. Griffin, Quartermaster on Staff of Brigadier-General, commanding Second Brigade, are
hereby relieved from duty as members of the Examining Board, Second Brigade, N. G. C.

II. Colonel W. R. Smedberg, commanding Second Artillery Regiment, and Colonel Robert
Tobin, commanding Third Infantry Regiment, are hereby detailed to act as members of said
Board, in accordance with Section 1974 of the Political Code.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adj utant-General.

Sacramento, March 4, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 13.]

. From and after this date, and until further orders to the contrary, the Examining Board of
the Fourth Brigade, N. G. C, shall be constituted as follows: Colonel T. W. Sheehan command-
ing First Artillery Regiment, Fourth Brigade, IST. G. C; Major E. H. McKee, Major of said
regiment; and Captain M. J. Burke, commanding Company "A" of said regiment.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adj utant-Genera] .

Sacramento, March 10, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 15.]

The Cadet Company attached to the Third Infantry Regiment is hereby declared a part of
the " Cadet Corps of the National Guard of California," its organization and enrollment to date
from February 20, 1884.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, May 5, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 28.]

I. The application of citizens and residents of Stockton desirous of organizing a company of
the N. G. C. having been approved, Brigadier-General James A. Shepherd, commanding Third
Brigade, N. G. C, upon receipt of this order, will take the necessary steps, as laid down in Sec-
tion 1952 of the Political Code, for the mustering in of said company.

II. Copies of orders, a record of proceedings, and company muster roll, will be duly trans-
mitted through the regular channels to this office.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, August 11, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 40.]

I. At his own request. Colonel W. R. Smedberg is hereby relieved from duty as a member
of the Examining Board of the Second Brigade, N. G. C.

II. Lieutenant-Colonel David Wilder, Second Artillery Regiment, is hereby detailed to act
as member of said Board.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adj utan t- General .



Sacramento, September 1, 1884.
[Special Orders, No. 45.]

Colonel Charles Sonntag, Inspector-General of Rifle Practice, N. G. C, will select the ten
representatives of the N. G. C. to compete at the Pacific Slope match, to take place at Carson,
Nevada, during this month.

In making such selection. Colonel Sonntag will be guided by the list of names, reported as
qualified by Major Klose, to Brigadier-General W. H. Dimond.



99

Under the conditions originally imposed by the California Rifle Association in donating or
offering the trophy, the "weapon arm issued by State or Government" could alone be used in
said match, the Sharp rifle, with Borchard patent, cannot be barred, as it is the arm issued to
and in use by the National Guard of Michigan, and so reported by the Adjutant-General of
that State in 1878.

The Springfield and Sharp- Borchard rifle will be used in the forthcoming match.

Colonel Sonntag will report to these Headquarters the names of the competitors selected by
him for certification.

None of the expenses attending this match will be paid by the State.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant- General.



Sacramento, September 25, 1884.
[Special Orders, iVo. 50.]

I. Colonel Charles Sonntag, Inspector-General of Rifle Practice, having reported to these
Headquarters in accordance with S. 0. No. 45, the following are dul}' certified as representatives
of the National Guard of California in the team which is to compete at Carson City for the
'• Pacific Slope Trophy," viz.:

J. E. Klein, Lieutenant First Infantry ; L. G. Perkins, private First Infantry; F. Cummings,
private First Infantry ; Thomas E. Carson, private First Infantry ; Louis Barrere, private First
Infantrj'; F. A. Kuhls, private Second Artillery: H. J. Mangels, Lieutenant Second Artillery;
P. E. Robertson, private Second Artillery; H. T. Sime, Lieutenant Second Artillery; C. F.
Waltham, private Fifth Infantry.

Hescrves. — M. N. Laufenberg, Inspector Rifle Practice, Fifth Infantry ; George H. Strong, In-
.-jpector Rifle Practice, First Infantry ; A. Johnson, private First Infantry.

II. Leave of absence is hereby granted to the officers and privates here named to visit Car-
son City to participate in said match.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.

CIRCULARS.



SERIES 1883.

General Headquarters, State of California, |

Adjutant-General's Office, Sacramento, January 20, 188.^). J
[Circular, No. 1.]

Duplicate discharges, or certificates of service, of California volunteers, will not be issued
from these Headquarters except upon application of the party entitled to the same, or his legal
representative. A statement setting forth all facts relative to his term of service in the Califor-



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