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CPL: Manuel G. Soberanes, Civil War Veteran of Monterey County, and of the “California Column” in the “6th California Infantry, Company “F”

Manuel G. Soberanes was born in estimated 1839. Where is unknown. He usually went under the name of Greg Soberanes which gives a hint what the middle initial stands for. He enlisted out of San Francisco into the California Column in the “6th California Infantry, Company “F”. His service dates are: August 5th, 1864 and was discharged at Benicia Barracks, CA. on October 25th, 1865. He held the rank of Corporal at the time of his Discharge. He is presumed to buried at a cemetery in Santa Barbara. That issue is still under investigation and has not been confirmed. But his obituary showed up in the “Salinas Daily Index” on June 1st, 1910, which also might hint, that he was buried in Monterey County.

SOBERNES, MANUEL (1836-1910) CA/Santa Barbara UNKNOWN 
(Salinas Daily Index May 31, 1910)

Last of the Old Generation Passes 
Manuel Soberanes, the last of the old generation of the famous Soberanes family, passed away yesterday afternoon at his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 74 years. Besides numerous nephews and nieces in this county and elsewhere, deceased leaves to mourn his passing a family of five children, three boys and two girls all grown up. Deceased was better known as Gregg Soberanes. He was a brother of the late Francisco Soberanes of this county. No funeral arrangements have been announced.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base