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nia volunteers, with name of company and regiment, and the disposition made of his original
discharge, must accompanv such application.

By order of— ' GEORGE B, COSBY,

Adj u tan t-General.

Sacramento, April 12, 1883.
[ Circular, JVb. 2.]

The following Act of Congress is published for the information of all persons in this State
interested therein :

An Act to extend the time for filing claims for horses and equipments lost by officers and enlisted
men in the service of the Ihiited States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con-
gress assembled. That the time for filing claims for horses and equipments lost by ofljcers and
enlisted men in the military service of the United States, which expired by limitation on the
thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be, and the same is hereby,
extended to one year from and after the passage of this Act; and that all such claims filed in
the proper department before the passage of this Act shall be deemed to have been filled in due
time, and shall be considered and decided without refiling.

Sec. 2. That all claims arising under the Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and
forty-nine, entitled " An Act to provide for the payment of horses and other property lost or
destroyed in the military service of the United States," and all Acts amendatory thereof, which
shall not be filed iu the proper department within one year from and after the passage of this
Act, shall be forever barred, and shall not be received, considered, or audited by any depart-
ment of the government.

Approved January 9, 1883.



ICO

It is known that many residents of this State who served in the various Indian wars, as well
as in that from 1861 to 1865, lost their private horses and equipments in such service.

The Act above quoted gives all such persons one year within which to file their claims for
such losses.

Attention is called to the following provisions of this law, to wit:

1. Losses in any of the Indian Avars, in this or in any of the other States or Territories, will
be paid, as well as losses in the war of 1861 to 1865.

2. Losses by officers, enlisted men, scouts, guides, and all other persons actually engaged in
the military service, are included in the provisions of this law.

3. This law extends to losses in any manner not the result of the soldier's own fault and
negligence. This includes losses in battle, by capture, for want of forage, by overheating, hard
usage, accidents of all sorts, disease, theft by deserters, from forced marches, or from any other
cause arising in the line of military duty.

4. The time for filing these claims expires January 8, 1884. All such claims not presented
to the proper department of the United States, by this date, will be forever barred ; but, if the
application is filed prior to January 8, 1884, the proof necessary to complete the claim may be
filed at any date.

5. Captain John Mullen has been appointed State Agent for this State, and will give his
special attention to this class of claims, and who may be addressed at 916 F street, P. 0. box
500, Washington, D. C, in regard to all matters pertaining thereto ; but proper blanks for this
purpose will be furnished free, upon written application at this office.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramento, April 17, 1883.
[Circular, No. 3.]

The following opinion of Hon. E. C. Marshall, Attorney-General of California, dated April
16, 1883, is given for the information of the National Guard of California, and of all others
interested :

"All officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the N. G. C, either in
active service or regularly retired, are entitled to the exemptions named in Section 1936 of the
Political Code, other than exemption from the payment of poll tax."

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adj utant- General .



SERIES 1884.



General Headquarters, State of California, )

Adjutant-General's Office, Sacramento, March 29, 1884. j
[Circular, No. 1.]

The attention of this office has been officially called to a recent decision of the Court of
Claims, No. 14,031, and the following is publislied for the information of those concerned:

The said decision is to the effect that all officers, petty officers, seamen, and marines of the
United States Navy, and the Revenue Marine Service, and all officers and soldiers of the U. S.
Army who served in the Mexican war, regular, whether they continued in the service or not
after said war, are entitled to three months' extra pay, as jjrovided for in the original Act of
1849.

The proper forms of application will be furnished to those requesting them from this office.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.

Sacramento, April 9, 1884.
[ Circular, No. 2.]

My Dear Sir: Circular No. 1, to which you call my attention, asking for information and
blanks, has called forth so many letters that the entire time of this office would not suffice to
reply to each individually.

I deem it, therefore, necessary to make this explanation as to the intent of the circular, and
to correct the misapprehension which exists with so many as to such intent.

In July, 1849, Congress jjassed an Act giving to the officers and enlisted men of volunteers
engaged in the Mexican War three months "extra pay," or, in case of death, to their heirs.
The provisions of this Act did 7iot apply to those belonging to the regular army and navy.

On February 19, 1879, Congress passed an Act continuing in force the former Act to such vol-
unteers as had not received this three mdnths' e.xtra pay, upon making proof of that fact. This
last Act included the officers and enlisted men of the regular army, navy, revenue, and marine
service. The latter class, however, were refused payment of this extra pay under a decision of



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the Secretary of War, because they continued in the service. Their claim was contested in the
Court of Claims, and by its recent decision they were declared entitled to this "extra pay."

My circular was intended to convey information of such decision to the comparatively few
interested in it, and not to the volunteers who served in the Mexican War, as their claim had
never been contested, and could have been collected for years past by a proper statement of the
facts as to service, etc., to the proper department in Washington.

I have not received, as expected, the blank forms of application. When they come I will
forward one to your address.

Very respectfully,

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



Sacramknto, July 29, 1884.
[Circular, No. 3.]

A convention of the officers of the National Guard of California will be held in San Francisco
on Monday, December 1, 1884.

The object of such convention will be to offer to the next Legislature such amendments to
the Codes relative to the Militia of this State, as may, after free consultation, be decided as
advisable, to revise the N. G. C. regulations, and to propose such additional laws as the welfare
of this service may demand.

Several prominent officers will read papers pertinent to the occasion, and all others are
requested to do so, should they so desire.

All officers are invited to attend, and it is hoped that as many of them as can possibly spare
the time and afford the expense will be present, so that a full and free consultation may be had
on all questions affecting the military interests of the State.

Officers are requested to appear in uniform.

GEORGE B. COSBY,

Adjutant-General.



REPORT OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL W. H. DIMOND.



Headquarters Second Brigade, National Guard of California, )
San Francisco, October 17, 1884. J

Major- General George B. Cosby, Adjutant- General of California, Sacraynento :

General: I have the honor to forward herewith reports of the annual inspection made by
Major John T. Cutting, Acting Inspector, Second Brigade, N. G. C, which will give you all neces-
sary information as to details of the several organizations of my command.

The inspection was satisfactory so far as numbers and proficiency in drill is concerned, but I
must call your special attention to the fact that our uniforms are badly worn, and an appropria-
tion for new ones is much needed by the entire brigade.

It is also of the utmost importance that an allowance should be made of sufficient funds to fur-
nish the command with blankets, overcoats, haversacks, and canteens, which are absolutely
necessary for service in the field or street riot duty.

I trust that the importance of liberal appropriations for encampments and armories will not
escape your notice.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, vour obedient servant,

W. H. DIMOND,
Brigadier-General, Second Brigade, N. G. C.



Headquarters Second Brigade, National Guard of California, I
San Francisco, October 18, 1884. J

Major E. E. Danforth, Assistant Adjutant- General, Second Brigade, N. G. C:

Major: In compliance with General Orders, No. 6, c. s., from Headquarters Second Brigade,
N. G. C, under date of July 5, 1884, I have the honor to make the following report: The
Second Regiment Artillery, First Infantry Regiment, Third Infantry Regiment, and San Fran-
cisco Hussars, assembled at the Mechanics' Pavilion, San Francisco, at 8 o'clock p. m. on July
16,1884. The muster and inspection was effected as follows: Each company was mustered
by officers specially detailed, after which the inspection took place on the main floor of the
building, each regiment forming in column by companies. The military appearance of the
entire brigade was in excellent form, no fault being apparent in its presentation except in the
matter of uniforms, which to a great degree, owing to their being service worn, did not do credit
to the personnel of the various bodies composing the brigade. The muster and inspection of the



102

Fifth Battalion, N. G. C, was effected under the charge and direction of Lieutenant-Colonel H-
D. Ranlett, assisted by ofBcers detailed by him for that purpose. It is desired to make special
mention of the very full and complete reports returned to these Headquarters in connection
with this portion of the brigade command; the whole being a clear and concise as well as
detailed statement of the standing of each individual company. The thanks of the Inspecting
Officer are due to the following officers, who assisted in performing the various duties necessary
and assigned :

Colonel, Robert Tobin : Lieutenant-Colonels, David Wilder, L. L. Bromwell, H. D. Ranlett,.
John R. Sayers, T. H. Allen, J. C. Tucker, Lyman C. Parke; Majors, James E. Hughes, Geo.
M. Gaylor, E. E. Danforth, Frank P. McLennan, Thos. H. Griffin, Adolph Klose, Horace G.
Piatt, Vanderlynn Stow ; also Captain Webb N. Pearce and Captain Geo. W. Reed.

I have the honor to remain, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN T. CUTTING,
Ordnance Officer and Acting Inspector, Second Brigade, N. G. C.
P. S. — A detailed report of each command and company is as follows:

FIRST INFANTRY REGIMENT, SECOND BRIGADE, N.^G. C.

Field and Staff (Band excused), Colonel, John H. Dickinson; Lieutenant-Colonel, Louis L.
Bromwell; Major, George M. Gaylord; Captain and Adjutant, George W. Reed; Ordnance
Officer, Frank Buxton ; Quartermaster, Ed. C. Hughes ; Commissary, William Cluff ; Surgeon,
A. M. Wilder; Paymaster, Arthur S. Peterson; Inspector of Rifle Practice, George H. Strong ,-
Chaplain, vacant.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Staff.


Total.


Percent-
age.




7
3


2

1


9
4


69.23










Totals


10


3


13









Company "A." Captain, J. H. McMenomy ; First Lieutenant, W. P. Sullivan; Second Lieu-
tenant, H. Ferguson.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers

and

Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present


3



8



4



33
14


48
14


77.42


Absent _








Totals


3


8


4


47


62









Company "B." Captain, Samuel J. Taylor; First Lieutenant, F. J. Kremple; Second Lieu-
tenant, vacant.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers

and Privates,
Musicians.


Total.


Percent-
age.




2



7
2


3 31
19


43
21


67.19








1




Totals


2 9 3 ■ 50


64





103



Company "C." Captain, Herman S. Templeton; First Lieutenant, John E. Klein; Second
Lieutenant, Samuel H. Palmer.





Oflficers.


Non-Com.
Officew.


Markers

and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present


3



13

1


4



40

7


60
8


88.23


Absent .








Totals .


3


14


4


47


68









Company "D." Captain, George D. Harvey; First Lieutenant, Vincent Kingwell; Second
Lieutenant, William A. Nelson.





OfiBcers.


Non-Com.
Ofticere.


Markers

and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present


3



10

4


4



35
6


52
10


82.26


Absent








Totals -


3


14


4


41


62









Company "E." Captain, George Teller; First Lieutenant, Thomas E. Brown; Second Lieu-
tenant, John W. Hendricks.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers

and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present _. _


3



7
. 1


4



39

7


53

8


86 89


Absent








Totals


3


8


4


46


61









Company " F." Captain, vacant; First Lieutenant, George Fredrick; Second Lieutenant,
Phil. S. Teller.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers

and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present


2



7



4



28 41


67.20


Absent


20


20








Totals.-.


2


7


4


48


61













Company " G." Captain, Charles L. Tilden ; First Lieutenant, Harry W. Adams ; Second
Lieutenant, George F. Hampton.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers

and

Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percent-
age.


Present


3



13

1


4




30
13


50
14


78.12


Absent








Totals


3


14


4


43


64









104



Company "H." Captain, H. P. Bush; First Lieutenant, William II. Fraser: Second Lieu-
tenant, vacant.





Officers.


Xon-Com.
Officers.


Markers i

and 1 Privates. Total.
Musicians. \


Percent-
age.


Present


•2



12

1


2 35 51

2 3 1 6


89.47


Absent













Totals.



13



38



57



SECOXD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, SECOND BRIGADE, N. G. C.

Field, staff, and Band: Colonel, W. R. Smedberg; Lieutenant-Colonel, David Wilder;
Major, James E. Hughes: Captain and Adjutant, E. G. Sprowl; Ordnance Officer, George F.
Ashton : Quartermaster, George H. H. Redding: Commissary, Carl F. A. Last; Surgeon,
Charles W. Fitch; Paymaster, Hans H. Kohler; Inspector Rifle Practice, M. N. Laufenberg ;
Chaplain, Charles D. Barrows.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Stafif.


Band.


Total.


Percentage.


Present

Absent


8
3


3
1


22



33
4


86.40






Totals. -


11


4


22


37









Company "A," Gatling Battery. Captain, vacant; Senior First Lieutenant, .James Byrne;
Junior First Lieutenant, John P. Warren ; Senior Second Lieutenant, Thomas T. Glynn ; .Junior
Second Lieutenant, Charles Callahan.



Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Musicians and

Privates. """'■


Percentage.


1 !

* Present j l| 8

Absent 3 3


52 , 61
15 1 21


74.39


Totals 1 4 i 11 1 67 i 82

III





Company "B," Light Battery. Captain, William B. Collier; Senior First Lieutenant, Wil-
liam Macdonald ; Junior First Lieutenant, Hugh T. Sime; Senior Second Lieutenant, Charles
C. Fisher; Junior Second Lieutenant, vacant.



Non-Com.
Officers.



Musicians and
Privates. i



Percentage.



Present .
Absent - .

Totals.



11

2



40
11



83.85



13



13



51



105



Company "C." Captain, John Bruer; First Lieutenant, Adolph Huber; Second Lieutenant,
Henry J. Mangels.





1 1
„„ Non-Com. ! Mnsiciansand
Officers. Officers. j Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3



13




51

3


67
3


95.71


Absent










Totals


3 I 13 54 1 70





Company "D." Captain, Philip Newman: First Lieutenant, Gerhard F. Reck; Second
Lieutenant, John C. Lohmeyer.



Non-Corn.
Officers.



Musicians and
Private.?.



Total.



Present
Absent .



Totals.



49



54

7



88.52



61



Company "E." Captain, Joseph T. Donovan: First Lieutenant, John J. Carroll; Second
Lieutenant, John H. Flynn.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Musicians and
Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3



12



44
14


59
14


80.82


Absent








Totals


3


12


58


73













Company " F." Captain, Thomas S. Taylor ; First Lieutenant, Charles N. Stangroom ; Second
Lieutenant, Prescott Loring.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Musicians and
Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3


12


53

1


68

1


98.55


Absent















Totals


3


12 54


69













Company "G." Captain, William C. Sharpstein; First Lieutenant, Samuel G. Buckbee;
Second Lieutenant, Charles H. Crocker.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officere.


Musicians and
Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present _


1
o


4

4


42

8


47
14


77.04


Absent .






1




Totals


3


8


50


61









106



Company " H." Captain, William D. Waters; First Lieutenant, James W. Reinfeld; Second
Lieutenant, Thomas F. O'Neil.



Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Musicians and
PWvates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3




8


56


67
3


91.55




3










Totals.-


3


8


59


70









Cadet Company. Captain, Emmet Rixford ; First Lieutenant, Thomas A. Gamble ; Second
Lieutenant, Robert S. Atkins.





-_ Non-Com.
Officers. Officers.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present _


2
1


11
3


29

18


42
22


65.62


Absent








Totals


3


14


47


64









THIRD INFANTEY REGIMENT, SECOND BRIGADE, N. G. C.

Field and Staff (Band absent). Colonel, Robert Tobin; Lieutenant-Colonel, Patrick Boland;
Major, Thomas F. Barry; Captain and Adjutant, P. M. Delany ; Ordnance Officer, R. P. Ham-
mond; Quartermaster, W. D. Lawton ; Commissary, Henry Perry; Surgeon, Francis B. Kane;
Paymaster, B. P. Oliver ; Inspector Rifle Practice, J. J. O'Brien ; Chaplain, J. P. Cottle.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Staff.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


5
6


7



12
6


66.66


Absent








Totals


11


7


18













Company "A." Captain, Robert Cleary; First Lieutenant, Michael Leahy; Second Lieuten-
ant, John B. Thomas.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.




3



14




6



33

6


56
6


90.32










Totals


3


14


6


39 62















107



Company "B." Captain, Henry P. Filgate; First Lieutenant, C. J. McClunie; Second Lieu-
tenant, vacant.





^_ Xon-Com. ' Markers aud
Officers. , Officers. ; Musicians.


Privates. Total.


Percentage.




1
2 5 5 35 47


66.19


Absent

Totals


1 23 24




2 1 6 1 5


58


71





Company "C." Captain, Henry Levy; First Lieutenant, Martin Ryan; Second Lieutenant,
vacant.





Officers. Officers.


Markers and _ . ^
Musicians. Pnvates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


2 12 3 34

1 ! 12


51
12


80.95


Absent




Totals


2


12


3


46


63













Company " D." Captain, Jeremiah C. O'Connor ; First Lieutenant, Thomas J. Lynch ; Sec-
ond Lieutenant, vacant.





Officers.


Xon-Com.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.




2



5



6



29
24


42
24


63.63










Totals —


2


5


6


53


66



















Company "E." Captain, Michael McCorraick; First Lieutenant, Richard Ennis: Second
Lieutenant, David J. Nicolls.



Officers.


Non-Corn.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present.


3


11
2


4



45

7


63
9


87.22


Absent







Totals


...J 3

1


13


4


52


72





Company "F." Captain, vacant; First Lieutenant, James F. Smith; Second Lieutenant,
William M. Sullivan.





Officers.


Xon-Com.
Officers.


Markers and

Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


2



8
1


4
1


44
19


58
21


73.41


Absent








Totals


2


9


6 1 63


79













108

Cadet Company. Captain, Charles McDevitt: First Lieutenant, Martin J. Burke; Second
Lieutenant, J. H. Sheridan.





- Oflficere.


Ifon-Com.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present

Absent


3




f







28
38


36
39


48.00










Totals


3 1 fi





66


75













FIFTH INFANTRY BATTALION, SECOND BRIGADE, N. G. C.

Field and Staff: Lieutenant-Colonel, Horace D. Ranlett; Major, Thomas J. Parsons; Adju-
tant, vacant; Ordnance Officer, S. L Kellogg, Jr.; Quartermaster, Leroy W. Allum; Commis-
sary, George H. Brown ; Surgeon, William Simpson ; Paymaster, Loring G. Nesmith; Inspector
Rifle Practice, Fred. Kuhnle; Chaplain, 0. C. Wheeler.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Staff.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


8

1


3
2


11
3


78.57


Absent








Totals


9


5 14













Company "A." Captain, Thomas H. Thompson; First Lieutenant, George F. Wright: Sec-
ond Lieutenant, E. M. Campbell.



1 Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers and 1 „ . .
Musicians. | Pn^ates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3 8 3 31
2 15

1 1


45 72.58


Absent


17








Totals ....


3


10 1 -^


46


62













Company " B." Captain, Albert K. Whitton ; First Lieutenant, Edwin M. Hills; Second
Lieutenant, Thos. F. Morrison.





Officers.


Non-Com. Markers and
Officers. Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present

Absent


3



10
2


2



35 50
10 12


80.65


Totals


3 12 2


45 62





109

Company "C." Captain, D. B. Fairbanks; First Lieutenant, George W. Zartman; Second
Lieutenant, vacant.





Officers.


Noii-Com.
Officers.


Marker.? and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present

Absent


2



7
2






29
23


38
25


60.32


Totals


2


9





52


63









Company " D." Captain, vacant ; First Lieutenant, Richard Coleman ; Second Lieutenant,
Alex. J. Powers.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


2



8
2






33
23


43
25

68


63.24


Absent








Totals


2


10





56









UNATTACHED COMPANIES, SECOND BRIGADE, N. G. C.

Oakland Light Cavalry. Captain, Webb N. Pearce; First Lieutenant, George B. Flint;
Senior Second Lieutenant, Thomas L. Bromley; Junior Second Lieutenant, Fred'k E. Whitney."



Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers and

Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


3

1


15
1


2
1


51

7


71

10


87.65


Absent








Totals


4


16


3


58


81













San Francisco Hussars. Captain, Charles C. Keene; First Lieutenant, Martin Brunsen ;
Senior Second Lieutenant, Rudolph Homeier; Junior Second Lieutenant, Henry W. Tietjen.





Officers.


Non-Com.
Officers.


Markers and
Musicians.


Privates.


Total.


Percentage.


Present


4



14




2




38
15


58
15


79.45


Absent








Totals


4


14


2


63


73









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REPORT OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL JAMES A. SHEPHERD.



Headquarters Third Brigade, National Guard of California, 1
Stockton, California, November 20, 1884. J

Major- General Geo. B. Cosby, Adjutant- General of California, Sacramento :

General : I have the honor to submit the following report of the condition of the Third Brig-
ade, National Guard of California :

At the present time there are two organized companies within the limits of the Third Brigade,
the "Stockton Guard" and the "Emmet Guard." The former was organized and mustered
into the State service December 12, 1871. Its first commander was Captain L. E. Lyon, who,
from a company of men almost entirely ignorant of military discipline, by hard, earnest, and
conscientious work, brought his command to rank among the first of the National Guard of
California. In the year 1876 Captain Eugene Lehe was called to the command, and a more
thorough disciplinarian and soldier does not exist in the organized militia of California. He
has labored assiduously to have his command reach the highest standard of excellency, and I
feel that I may safely say he has succeeded. The " Stockton Guard " now numbers eighty men,
rank and file, fully uniformed, armed, and equipped. Drills are held, and an increase of inter-
est on the part of the officers and men is noticeable. In the mouth of May, 1884, this command



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