Washington in the Civil War
In 1861, Washington was part of the Washington Territory. In 1863, the Idaho Territoy was formed, and Washington Territory was reduced to its current boundaries. Washington was the furthest place in the United States from the war zone. One regiment was raised from Washington. Companies A, B, C, and D were raised in San Francisco, California. Companies
Washington Military Units
The information below about the Washington Military Unit comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.
- 1st Regiment, Washington Infantry (Union)
Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D," organized at Alcartraz Island, San Francisco, California, January to April, 1862.
Regiment mustered out December 11, 1865.