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The Second Mass and Its Fighting Californians

A Reference site of images, articles, artifacts of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry including the Cal 100 and the Cal Battalion.

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Discharges, Documents, and Certificates

Shown below are various documents relating to men in the Command.  Each, in its own right, illustrates an event in a soldier's career from his first military commitment to his last obligation.  Click on each image to read them and discover more.  If you have a different type of document you'd like to share, please contact the site's host at

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Regimental Recruiting Letterhead Mass. Commission Massachusetts Service Certificate Paymaster Document
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Captain Manning's final accountability Application for Pardon Andersonville Survivors Association U.S. "Eagle" Discharge
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California Battalion Certificate, Brenner California Battalion Certificate, Jenkins California Battalion Certificate, Merrill Captain Manning's letter to Colt Mfg.
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J. D. McCarthy's list of 41 engagements Letter against promotion Alta California Article Pendergast Affair Clipping
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Newspaper Clippings