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A party of Californians under Daniel Showalter make for Confederate Arizona with Union cavalry in pursuit

California, 1857, zoomable map
11/20/1861
A group of Californians had assembled in Los Angeles under the leadership of Greene County, Pennsylvania native Daniel Showalter, a Mariposa County state assemblyman, and made for Arizona to join the Confederacy.  A patrol of the First California Cavalry under 2nd Lt. Chauncey R. Wellman set out in the early morning of this day from Camp Wright in San Diego County to intercept them.  Wellman and his men caught the Showalter Party at Minter's Ranch near Temaluna on the morning of November 29, 1861 and they surrendered without a fight. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
United States Congress, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies ... Series 1, Volume L, Part 1 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1897),  43-44.

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