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Pvt William M Dobson
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Birth: 1830
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct., 1892
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

UNION CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS

2nd Regiment, California Cavalry

OVERVIEW: Organized at San Francisco September 5 to October 18, 1861. Company "A" - Ordered to Fort Churchill October 22, 1861, and duty there till July, 1862. March via Ruby Valley to Utah to protect Overland mail routes July to November, 1862. Duty in District of Utah at Camp Douglass and other points till November, 1864. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Cache Valley November 20-27, 1862. Skirmish at Cache Valley November 23, 1862. Engagement on Bear River, Utah, January 29, 1863. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Cedar Mountains, Utah, March 20-April 3. Skirmish, Cedar Fort, April 1. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Spanish Forks, Utah, April 11-20, 1863. Skirmish at Spanish Fork Canon April 15. Ordered to Camp Union, Sacramento, November, 1864. Duty there and in Districts of California and Nevada till muster out.

Company "B" - Moved to Southern California December, 1861. Duty at Los Angeles till March, 1862. Attached to Carlton's California Column on Expedition from Southern California through Arizona to Southwest Texas and New Mexico April 9-September 20, 1862. Occupation of Fort Quitman August 22. Duty at various points in Dept. of New Mexico till July, 1864. Operations against Navajo Indians in New Mexico August 20-December 16, 1863. Action at Pecos River, near Fort Sumner, January 5, 1864. Patrol Majove Road between Camp Cady and Rock Springs, Southern California, July to September, 1864. Ordered to San Francisco Septmebr 26, thence to Camp Union, Sacramento, Cali., November 12. Duty in District of California and Nevada till mustered out. Expedition from Dun Glen to Fairbanks Station, Nev., June 13-26, 1865.

Company "C" - Ordered to Fort Creek October 22, 1861, and duty there till muster out. Expedition to Honey Lake Valley November 3-29, 1862.

Compnay "D" - Ordered to Los Angeles, Cali., December 28, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Ordered to Camp Latham March 10, 1862. Expedition to Owens River, Cali., March 19-April 28. Skirmish near Bishop's Creek, Owens River Valley, April 9. Expedition from Camp Latham to Owens River June 11-October 8, 1862. Skirmish, Owens Lake, June 24. Moved to Visalia September 29-October 7. At Camp Babbet, near Visalia, and Camp Independence, Cali., to July 1863. Expedition to Keyesville April 12-24, 1863. Operations in Owens River Valley April 24-May 26. Moved to Fort Tejon, Cali., July 6-August 17. Ordered to Camp Union, Sacramento, December, 1864, to June, 1865. Ordered to Calusa, Cali. Duty there and in District of California and Arizona till muster out.

Company "E" - Ordered to Fort Humboldt December, 1861. Operations in Humboldt District March 22-August 31, 1862. Skirmishes at Daley's Ferry and on Mad River June 6-7. Cutterback's House, on Van Husen Creek, July 2. Ordered to San Francisco September, 1862, thence to Visalia December 29, 1862, and to Camp Independence, Owens River, March 11, 1863. Operations in Owens RIver Valley April 24-May 26. Moved to Fort Tejon, Cali., July 6 - August 17, 1863, thence to Camp Babbitt, near Visalia, August 18 - September 12. Expedition from Camp Babbitt to Keyesville April 23-24, 1864. Duty in District of California and Nevada till muster out.

Company "F" - Ordered from San Francisco to Camp Union, Sacramento, December 6, 1862. Duty there and at Camp Bidwell till 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 June, 1865, and duty there and in the District of California and Nevada till muster out.

Company "G" - Ordered to Los Angeles December 28, 1861. Expedition from Camp Latham to Owens River, Cali., March 19 - April 28, 1862. Skirmish at Bishop's Creek, Owens River Valley, April 9. Expedition from Camp Latham to Owens River June 11 - October 8, 1862. Skirmish at Owens Lake June 24. At Camp Independence till July, 1863. Moved to Fort Tejon, Cali., July 6 - August 17, and to Camp Babbitt December, 1863. Duty there till August, 1864. Ordered to Camp Union, Sacramento, August 18, 1864. Duty there and in the District of California till muster out.
Company "H" - Ordered to Fort Churchill October 22, 1861. Duty there till July, 1862. March via Ruby Valley to Utah to protect Overland mail route July to November, 1862. Expedition from Fort Ruby, Nev., to Camp Douglass, Utah, September 30 - October 29. Affairs on Humboldt River October 11 and 15, 1862. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Cache Valley November 20-27, 1862. Skirmish at Cache Valley November 23. Engagement on Bear River, Utah, January 29, 1863. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Spanish Fork April 11-20. Spanish Fork Canon April 15. Duty in District of Utah till December, 1864. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Soda Springs, on Bear River, Idaho, May 5-30, 1863. At Camp Union, Sacramento, and in District of California from December, 1864, to muster out.

Company "I" - Ordered to Los Angeles, Cali., December 28, 1861. Expedition from Camp Latham to Antelope Creek April 5-18, 1862 (Detachment). Expedition from Camp Latham to Owens River, Cali., March 19 - April 28, 1862. Skirmish, Bishop's Creek, Owens River Valley, April 9. Expedition from Camp Latham to Owens River June 11 - October 8. Owens Lake June 24. Moved to Visalia September 29 - October 9. At Camp Babbitt, near Visalia, till January, 1864. Ordered to Benicia Barracks January 6, 1864, thence to Camp Union, Sacramento, May 9. Moved to Chico, Cali., June 28 - July 18. Duty there and at Camp Bidwell and in District of California till muster out.

Company "K" - Ordered to Utah July 5, 1862. March via Fort Churchill and Ruby Valley to Utah to protect Overland mail route July to November, 1862. Expedition from Fort Ruby, Nev., to Camp Douglass, Utah, September 30 - October 29. Affairs on Humboldt River October 11 and 15. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Cache Valley November 20-27, 1862. Cache Valley November 23. Engagement on Bear River, Utah, January 29, 1863. At Fort Ruby and in District of Utah till December, 1864. At Camp Union, Sacramento, till May, 1865. Ordered to Fort Creek May 26, and duty there and in District of California till muster out.

Company "L" - At Fort Churchill December, 1862, to May, 1863. Ordered to Camp Independence May 21, 1863. At Fort Churchill and Fort Bridger till May, 1865. Moved to Fort Laramie, Dakota. Skirmish at Dean Man's Fork June 17. Powder River Expedition July to September, 1865. Garrison duty in District of Utah till muster out.

Company "M" - Ordered to Carson City, Nev., May, 1862. March via Fort Churchill and Ruby Valley to Utah to protect Overland mail route July to September, 1862. Expedition from Fort Ruby to Camp Douglass, Utah, September 30 - October 29. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Cache Valley November 20-27, 1862. Cache Valley November 23. Engagement on Bear River January 29, 1863. Expedition from Camp Douglass to Spanish Fork April 2-6. Action at Spanish Fork Canon April 4. Duty at Camp Douglass, Fort Bridger and Camp Connor till May, 1865. Dean Man's Fork, Dakota, June 17. On Powder River Expedition July to September and garrison duty in Utah till muster out.

Mustered out July 12, 1866.
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  Sarah Frances Shelley Dobson (1837 - 1884)*
 
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Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lewistown
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Bruce Weirauch
Record added: Mar 06, 2013
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Pvt William M Dobson
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Pvt William M Dobson
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Co I, 2nd Calvary Regiment, California
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