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Finding Aid to the City Guard, Company B, First Regiment of Infantry, Second Brigade, National Guard of California Records, 1854-1915
SFH 56  
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Description
Minute books, membership rolls, account books, correspondence, printed material and ephemera for this state militia unit.
Background
Organized March 31, 1854, the City Guard was composed partly of men from the First California Guard, "originally organized as a train of artillery, and exercised in the standing gun drill, besides drilling with muskets," which had existed since 1849. In early 1854, many of the members decided on the formation of a new organization, the First California Guard having changed to a horse battery, and members disliking the manner of command of their new captain, but desiring to retain the old form of organization. At their meeting of March 31, 1854, the members of the newly formed City Guard elected officers, and John A. Clark was made Captain.
Extent
2 boxes and 1 oversize volume (2.2 cubic feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is open for research.