Works Cited

Published Works:

Daily Alta California, Volume 10, Number 131, 13 May 1858.

Marysville Daily Herald, Volume VI, Number 20, 20 September 1855.

Bartholow, Roberts. A Manual of Instructions for Enlisting and Discharging Soldiers. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1864.

Cashin, Joan E. The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Dana, David D. The Fire Man: The Fire Departments of the United States with a Full Account of Large Fires, Statistics of Losses and Expenses, Theatres Destroyed by Fire, and Accidents, Anecdotes, and Incidents. Boston: James French and Company, 1858.

Dunglison, Robley. Meteria Medica: Adapted for a Medical Text-Book with indexes of Remedies and of Diseases and their Remedies, Sixth Edition, Revised and Improved, vol. 1. Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea. 1857.

Reproduction of Fariss and Smith’s History of Plumas County California, 1882. Burbank: Howell-North Books, 1988.

Las Plumas: A Quarterly Publication of the Plumas County Museum Association, Inc., Vol 3, No. 2. “The History of Argentine.”

Lebergott, Stanley. “Wage Trends, 1800 -1900,” Trends in the American Economy in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1960. (Retrieved from:

Lindert, Peter H and Williamson, Jeffrey G. “American Incomes 1774 – 1860,”

Matuszak, David F. Nelson Point: Portrait of a Northern Gold Rush Town. Pacific Sunset Publishing, 1993.

The Plumas Argus of April 29 1858

Stout, Peter. F. Nicaragua: Past, Present and Future. Philadelphia: John E. Potter. 1859.

Military Museum Website. Retrieved 8/16/14

Wright’s Pictoral Family Almanac. 1864.

Archival Resources:

William Edward’s diary (call number 79/108 c v.11)

Root family folder at Plumas County Museum

Thomas M. Coombs Diary