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8th California Infantry      
Company Unknown
Rolla Prentice Umsted - 1st Lieutenant   
1st. Lt. R.P. Umsted joined the California National Guard in 1901. He served with the 7th California Infantry during the San Francisco Earthquake and the Punitive Expedition. Later the 7th became the 160th Inf, 40th Division and was called to serve in WW1. The 40th was used as a replacement Division and he was transferred to the 1st Division, 16th Infantry. He was wounded at St. Mihiel, France. He was KIA 4 OCT. 1918, just South of Fleville, France during the Meuse Argonne Offensive.
Contact Name:  Richard Johnson
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Date Added:  6/7/2006
Company C
Uriah S. Trapp - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Jim Kucharski
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Date Added:  7/29/2010
Company D
Peter Kramer - Corporal   
Peter Kramer was the brother of my wife's gg-grandfather- David E.Kramer
David E. Kramer was Born: Ohio, Oct 13th 1848.
died: Kansas, November 6th 1914.
I do not yet have the dates of birth/death for Peter Kramer.

Peter Kramer was appointed corporal of company 'D' 7th California Infantry Regiment on 29 May 1865.
The Regiment being stationed at Tubac A.T. (Arizona Territory)

Rank of Corporal orders signed by the commanding officer
'W.H. Broad' (sp?) 1st. Lieut. 7th Inf. Cal. Vols.
acting adjutant of the Regiment.
Orders also signed by:
Charles W. Lervis (sp?) Col. 7th Inf. Cal. Vols.
Commanding the Regiment.
With respect,
Jonathan Wild
Contact Name:  Jonathan Wild
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Date Added:  1/10/2007
Company E
George Washington Krofft - Private   
This company was raised by Captain Hiram A. Messenger, and was mustered into the service of the United States November 29, 1864, at San Francisco. The company was stationed at the Presidio, San Francisco, from the date of organization to the last of March, 1865. It then went to Tubac, Arizona Territory, where it remained until September, 1865; then at Fort Mason, Arizona Territory, until May, 1866, when it was ordered back to the Presidio, San Francisco, for final muster out, which occurred June 28, 1866.

George enlisted at Jackson, Amador County, California on 28 October 1864 at the age of 41 years and nine months. His record shows him as mustered into service on 19 November 1864. His record shows him on 'Detached Service, on picket duty at Agua Frio Ranch' from July '65 to February '66. The records also have his name spelled wrong, he also appears as Kroffs and Krofts.

After his service, George disappears until 1880 when he is living in his brother's household in Michigan. Eventually, George buys land in Arkansas, where he dies in May, 1889.

Anyone with information or access to information about George's time in California, please contact me. I believe he traveled with or stayed with the Finney family in the early to mid 1850's.
Contact Name:  Charlie Tower
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Date Added:  8/22/2005
Company E
Harvey W Light - Private   
Reportedly born in New York state, by 1864 Harvey Light was residing in California where, on 6/15 his first wife (name not available) died. Shortly thereafter Harvey entered the U.S. Army. In 1870 Mr. Light was residing in Salt Pint City, Sonoma Co., Ca. His age was listed as 45 years. By 1877 the former Union private had moved to Washington Territory where, on 3/13 he remarried to Canadian born Theresa Adams who was then residing in Whatcom Co. By 1880 the couple had settled in Snohomish where, the 55 year old’s occupation was listed as “farmer.” On 8/7/90, shortly after implementation of the federal “Invalid Pension” Act 65 year old Light applied for a stipend on the grounds he was unable to earn support by manual labor because of chronic and permanent illness traced to his military service. Listed were rheumatism of fingers and thumb of left had, valvular insufficiency of the heart due to rheumatism and catarrh (inflammation of nasal membranes and air passages) which affected his hearing and caused dizziness. Harvey light died 1/6/91. His wife applied for and received a widow’s allowance of $8 per moth based on her husband’s military service. The payments ceased after 6/4/93 when Mrs. Light remarried.
Note: Mr. Light’s remains were moved to their present location sometime after the G.A.R Cemetery was opened in 1898
Contact Name:  Karyn Zielasko-Westre
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Date Added:  12/10/2005
Company G
ANDREW J ARCHER - Corporal   
WOULD LIKE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THIS UNIT.
Contact Name:  CARL ARCHER
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Date Added:  3/7/2007
Company G
John Bolander - Private   
I am in the process of researching.
Contact Name:  Mary Love
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Date Added:  3/30/2011
Company G
Thomas Dugdail - Private   
Looking for data on Thomas and G company 7th Infantry. Thomas entrered at Placerville, Ca in May 1864.
Contact Name:  Vernon Dale
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Date Added:  2/20/2006
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