Francis Henry Nicholson (1829-1884) son of Francis Abner Nicholson and Katherine Burdge. He married Elizabeth Charles. The family has a collection of letters written by Francis which describe some the events of the Nevada Rifles in Nevada City, California.
Rufus Shoemaker (1830-1893) born to Dr. David Shoemaker and Martha Holliday. He married Sarah Lacy. He served as a captain of the Nevada Rifles.
Newspaper clip Nevada Democrat Nevada City, California · Wednesday, October 13, 1858
Location: Nevada City, Nevada County
Date of Organization: 2/13/1858
Date of Disbanding: 3/3/1863
Captain(s): William P. Harrington (1861); Henry Meredith (1858); Rufus Shoemaker
Number of Entries on Master Roster: 143
PDF Full Roster List in alphabetical order. Compiled by Kimberly Johnston-Dodds from the following sources: ROOT CELLAR, Sacramento Genealogical Society, California State Militia: Index to the Muster Rolls of 1851 to 1866 (Sacramento: The Society, 1999), Vols. 1 – 4; National Guard of California, 1849-1880
(Part 1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the
Adjutant General's Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 214-