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District of Columbia (Washington):

 

 

a. allgemeines:

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., July 23 to October 25, 1861. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1861. Robinson's Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Railroad guard, Bladensburg, Md., to May, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863. Slough's Command, Defences of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to February, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C. till December, 1861. Guard R. R. near Bladensburg, Md., till May, 1862. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W.Va. Defence of Harper's Ferry, W.Va., May 24-30. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., till August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 28-26. Plains of Manassas August 27-29. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30 (Reserve). Moved to Washington, D. C., and duty in the defences of that city and Alexandria, Va., till February, 1865. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-13, 1864. Consolidated with 2nd Regiment District of Columbia Infantry February 28, 1865.

 

 

Documents/Literature:

- **Merrill, Samuel H.: The Campaigns of the First Maine and First District of Columbia Cavalry (Portland, 1866)

 

 

1st Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

2nd Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry:

s. Pvt Alonzo *Ames (Co E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D.C., February 26, 1862. Attached to Sturgis' Brigade, Military District of Washington, D.C. to February, 1863, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington and Alexandria entire term except participated in the Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Attached temporarily to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown Ford and near Williamsport September 19. Near Shepherdstown September 20. Mustered out Sep­tember 12, 1865.

 

 

2nd Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defence of that city April, 1861. Attached to Mansfield's Command, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1861. Stone's Expedition to July, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C. till June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Seneca Mills June 14. Great Falls July 7, 1861. Mustered out July, 1861.

 

 

3rd Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., for the defence of that city April, 1861. Attached to Mansfield's Command, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1861. Stone's Expedition to July, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty in Defences of Washington, D.C. till June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

 

 

4th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

5th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., for the defence of that city April, 1861. Attached to Mansfield's Command, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1861. Stone's Expedition to July, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till June, 1861. Expedition to Rcckville, Md., June 10-July 7. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

 

 

 

6th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Pvt George W. *Downing (Co. F)

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

7th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

8th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Major (Captain) Arthur *Balbach (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., for the defence of that city April, 1861. Attached to Mansfield's Command, Dept. of Washington, D. C., to June, 1861. Rockville Expedition to July, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Action at Seneca Mills June 17. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry:

 

Overview:

Organized (4 Cos., "A," "B," "C" and "E") at Washington, D. C., June to December, 1863, for special service in District of Columbia and to be subject only to orders of War Department. Attached to Defences of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps to January. 1864. Cavalry Brigade, U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. (8 Cos. organized at Augusta, Me., January to March, 1864, and ordered to report at Norfolk, Va.) 1st Brigade, Kautz's Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kautz's Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia, to August, 1865. Cavalry, Dept. of Virginia, to October, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C. till January, 1864. Skirmish near Annandale, Va., October 22, 1863 (Detachment). Bealeton, Va., October 24. Ordered to Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, and on duty at Yorktown, and a portion of the Regiment at Portsmouth, Va., dismounted, till May, 1864. Kautz's Raid on Petersburg & Weldon R. May 5-11, 1864. Double Bridges May 5. Stony Creek Station May 7. White's Bridge, Nottaway Creek and Nottaway R. R. Bridge May 8. White's Bridge May 9. Kautz's Raid on Richmond & Danville R.R. May 12-17. Belcher's Mills May 16. Petersburg June 9. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-19. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Wilson's Raid on Southside & Danville R. R. June 22-30, 1864. Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station, June 25. Sappony Church, or Stony Creek, June 28-29. Ream's Station June 29-July 3. Demonstration on North Side of James River, with engagements at Deep Bottom, Darbytown and New Market Roads July 27-28. Sycamore Church August 9. Ream's Station August 21-23. Dinwiddie Road, near Ream's Station, August 23. Ream's Station August 24-25. (Cos. "D," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K" and "L" transferred to 1st Maine Cavalry August 27, 1864. Other Cos. consolidated to a Battalion of 2 Cos.) Prince George Court House September 1. Sycamore Church and Blackwater River September 3. Sycamore Church September 15. Cox's Mill September 15. Coggin's Point September 16. Darbytown Road October 7 and 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Russell's Mills November 23. Bellefield Raid December 7-12. Expedition to Fernsville and Smithfield February 11-15, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Gravelly Ford on Hatcher's Run April 2. Near Amelia Court House April 4-5. Dinwiddie Road and Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville and Prince Edward Court House April 7. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-27. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia till October. Mustered out October 26, 1865.

 

 

Owens' Company, District of Columbia Cavalry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., April 26, 1861, for the defence of the Capital. Mustered out July 19, 1861.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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