I am looking for resources on the 32nd New York Infantry. This regiment had a sobriquet of the "1st California Regiment." The little I have found describing this regiment says:
I am wondering if any knows if this unit did in fact have men from the west coast serving in its ranks. Thanks in advance to who can provide leads."Colonel Roderic Matheson, a native of New York, lived in California. He recruited a regiment, while in the East, composed of men from the West Coast. When this original First California was formed, it was not credited to any state, but was treated as a Regular Army organization. . . . Although he called his unit The First California Regiment, its heroic struggles were noted in battle records as the accomplishments of the 32nd Regiment of New York Volunteers."