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19467 Thomas Middleton 1st Lt Co. A 1st California
Mountaineers Battalion
 A rare unit.  This battalion was raised
during the year 1863 under a special call by Gen. Wright
commanding the department of the Pacific, for service against the
Indians in Humboldt County and the northwestern portions of
the state. Cos. A, B. C and E were mustered in at Fort Humboldt,
D at Fort Gaston, Humboldt County, and F at San Francisco.  
Though the battalion was raised for special service, as soon as it
was organized, it was put upon the same footing as other
volunteers. The Indians in the northwestern part of the state had
taken advantage of the war to indulge in serious outbreaks
against the settlers of the region; pillaging, murdering and
robbing.  $450

Thomas Middleton

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 6/5/1863 at Weaverville, CA as a 2nd Lieutenant.

On 8/20/1863 he mustered into "C" Co. CA 1st Battn Mountain
He was Mustered Out on 4/25/1865 at Fort Humboldt, CA


Promotions:
* 1st Lieut 11/10/1864 (As of Co. A)