I was doing one of my occasional checks with Sitemeter, the outfit that runs my hit counter, to see from whence people found their way to this blog. I believe it was the first time I saw someone directed here by doing a Google search for the 570th Military Police Company, California Army National Guard. I had to check into that further.
On the search results page I simply found reference to a post I made here long ago about the 570th. Looking at some of the other things that came up in the search, I found a web page with info on California's military history. That led to a page that listed a number of the citizen militia groups that were formed in the past. Humboldt Volunteers was among them.
I'd heard of the Humboldt Volunteers before, but it must have slipped by me that this was the group that killed all the indians in the Indian Island Massacre back in 1860. I guess the outfit was disbanded the same year they were formed because of the outrage over the massacre.
You can read the account of the Humboldt Volunteers and the massacre on the California State Military Museum web page.