F/F/Fs Who Served in California Units

Any F/F/Fs that were called out in the Newsletter have now been noted within the various individual state pages with links to the particular Newsletter pages in which they were mentioned.  Whenever possible I have also linked the official history of that individual’s Unit was well. 

   Note:  This symbol (the symbol for “transformation” I understand … which also looks a bit like the WWII USAF symbol) will be used to indicated anyone who died as a consequence of the war.

Interesting statistics …. if true:

On this page http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=califia1&id=I1660   the genealogist Bill Boggess gave the following information regarding the Civil War:

“There were 50 [fifty] Floras who volunteered in the of 1.05 million CSA [Confederate States Army] members and 117 [one hundred and seventeen] Floras of the 2.21 million USA [United States Army] members.”  I haven’t seen this mentioned before but I find it interesting (if true) as I have not run across any Floras in my lines who served as part of the armed forces of the Confederacy in the 1861-1865 conflict.

Anyone with information to add to any of the F/F/Fs noted, please contact me and I will add it to the individual’s paragraphs in the appropriate state.  (Email me at:    floras@netspeed.com.au   for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)


  Flora, Joshua C.   Co. K, Second Regiment, California Volunteer Cavalry (Union) Private

2nd Regiment, California Cavalry   Overview:   Organized at San Francisco September 5 to October 18, 1861.

Service:   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.


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