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Jan292012

Shasta Guards

1858, According to May Southern Scrapbooks, Binder 1:  "In January 1858 the residents of Horsetown found it necessary to organize a company of volunteers, known as the Shasta Guards for the purpose of fighting the redmen."~

2 Oct 1861, San Francisco BulletinThe Shasta Herald says, our town represents a military camp, and almost every other man in the street appears in uniform. Monday week was a gala day, and it seemed as though the whole population of the county turned out to take a last look at the brave boys composing the Shasta Guards, who would in a few days depart for the capital, to be enrolled in their country's service.~

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