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1st Nevada Infantry Battalion
Active 24 December 1864 – 23 December 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Army
Type infantry

The 1st Nevada Infantry Battalion was in infantry unit raised for service for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Authorization was given to raise a full regiment. Charles Sumner was commissioned colonel with A. W. Briggs as lieutenant colonel and John G. Paul as major. The unit, however, never reached full regimental strength and these officers were not mustered into service. Three companies were organized at Fort Churchill, Nevada Territory beginning in 1863.


Company Captain Enlisted Strength Assignment
Company A M. R. Hassett (18 Jan 1865 resigned)
William Wallace
119 On duty at Fort Churchill.
Involved in expedition to Mud Lake in 1865.
Company B George A. Thurston 126 On duty at Fort Churchill until July 28, 1864. Transferred to Fort Ruby.
Involved in a skirmish at Austin.
Company C John G. Kelly 124 On duty at Fort Churchill until Dec 7, 1864. Transferred to Camp Independence, CA.
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