1st WASHINGTON TERRITORY INFANTRY
The chronology of events can be seen below:
April 25, 1861 - General Order #5 - Department of the Pacific commanded by Brigadier General Edwin V. Sumner when Brigadier General Albert Sydney Johnson resigned.
May 1861 - Acting Governor Henry M. McGill received the Proclamation from President Lincoln calling for 75,000 soldiers.
May 10, 1861 - Acting Governor McGill issued a Proclamation that called for the formation of a territorial militia.
May 14, 1861 - Adjutant General Franklin Matthias issued a General Order to facilitate the enrollment of the territorial militia.
June 11, 1861 - Colonel Wright issued Special Order #9 closing some forts, reinforcing others and moving men and materiel…some to the Eastern theater and others in defense of Oregon and Washington.
June 21, 1861 - Colonel Wright reminded his previous order to abandon Camp Pickett based on the threat of Indians in Puget Sound.
October 18, 1861 - Colonel Justus Steinberger mustered into the U. S. Army in Washington City.
October 21, 1861 - Acting Secretary of War, Thomas A. Scott authorized Colonel Justus Steinberger to organize a regiment of infantry for Washington Territory.
December 10, 1861 - Brigadier General Lorenzo Thomas directed Colonel Steinberger to take up posting at Fort Vancouver.