The First Battalion Nevada Cavalry, composed of six companies, was organized at Fort Churchill, Nevada, from 22 November 1863 to 5 April 1864, to serve three years. It mustered out of service as follows: Companies D and E on 18 November 1865; Companies A, B and C on 12 July 1866; Company F on 21 July 1866.
The First Battalion Nevada Infantry, composed of three companies, was organized at Fort Churchill, Nevada, from 24 December 1863 to 25 June 1864, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service as follows: Company B on 15 December 1865; Company A on 22 December 1865; and Company C on 23 December 1865.
Both battalions were attached to the District of California, Department of the Pacific. The territory of Nevada became a state on 31 October 1864.
The alphabetically arranged entries vary in length. The wealth of information in these well-documented entries lists the full-name of the soldier, rank, company and division, date and place of birth, and military details such as description at enlistment, date and place of enlistment, date and place of muster, and, date and place mustered out or deserted. Entries also include any combination of the following: name of wife, names of children, depositions, date and place of death, place of burial, obituary, court martial or other offence charges or arrests, hospitalization date, place and complaint, date and place of residence, disabilities, and/or other biographical details.
Diane E. Greene
2023, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 646 pp.