San Francisco Militia call out in 1880s : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

I am writing about the 1889 Seattle fire. My primary sources compare the militia's response in Seattle to the militia's response in San Francisco, but do not say when or why they were called. I need to know if there were any major events in the late 1880's that necessitated the call-up of National Guard/militia troops.

-- Karen Cardin (, July 26, 2002


Check out the California Military Museum at They have an extensive on-line archive of California military history, including state militia history and national guard history. You can also send your question to their historian/curator via the webmaster's address.

-- John Martini (, July 26, 2002.

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