Looking for records of "Association of California Volunteers"

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I am doing research on William McCleave, 1823 - 1904 who served with the 1st Cavalry, California Volunteers, 1861 - 1866. He belonged to the "Association of California Volunteers" as well as the "Grand Army of the Republic" and "The Loyal Legion of the United States". I'm looking for the records of these organizations. Captain William McCleave retired from the Army in 1879 after 28 years of distinguished service in the Southwest. Upon retirement, he lived in Berkeley until his death in 1904. William McCleave's four sons also served in the military. McCleave and his wife, two of his sons and their wives, and one of his grandsons are buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio.

-- Randy Grandin (Rlgrandin@aol.com), January 16, 1999


I am his Great-Grandson!

I have some anecdoctal stories told by my Father, Edward McCleave Dannemiller. My Grandfather, Augustus Francis Dannemiller, is Billy's son, and served until after WWII. Dad graduated USMA 1939, remained on Active Duty until 1967. I graduated USMA 1975, and served until 1975.

-- Edward McCleave Dannemiller II (EMDII@comcast.net), May 30, 2003.

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