F/F/Fs Who Served in Nevada 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@iinet.net.au   for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)


  Florin, Christian    Co. C, 1st Battalion Nevada Cavalry (Union)  Private

Alternate name:Christian/Florin

Overview:  Organized at Fort Churchill, California, June 22, 1863. Attached to District of Utah and District of California, Dept. of the Pacific.

Companies “A” and “B” moved to Camp Douglass, near Salt Lake City, Utah, September 29, 1863. Duty there and at Camp Connor, Utah, till June, 1864. Company “B” moved to Unitah Valley, Utah, May 2, 1864; thence to Fort Bridger, Utah, August 1, 1864. Company “A” moved to Fort Bridger, Utah, June, 1864, and engaged in scouting and protecting emigrants and prospectors.

Companies “C,” “D,” “E” and “F” at Fort Churchill, Cal., till July, 1864. Expedition from Fort Churchill to Humboldt River, Nevada, June 8-August 9, 1864. Duty scouting in the Smoke Creek District (Co. “D”). Companies “C” and “F” ordered to Camp Douglass, near Salt Lake City, Utah, July 28, 1864. Companies “D” and “E” remained at Fort Churchill, operating in Humboldt District till muster out. Expedition to Pyramid Lake and Walker’s Lake March 12-19, 1865 (Cos. “D,” “E”). Skirmish at Mud Lake March 14, 1865 (Cos. “D,” “E”). Mustered out July 21, 1866.


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