Union Regimental Histories

 

District of Columbia

 

1st Regiment Cavalry

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 Defenses 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 Defenses of Washington, D.C., until 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, until May, 1864. Kautz's Raid on Petersburg & Weldon R. 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 Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-27. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until October. Mustered out October 26, 1865.

Owens' Militia Cavalry Company

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

1st Regiment Infantry

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, Defenses of Washington, D. C, to February, 1863. Slough's Command, Defenses of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to February, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until December, 1861. Guard R. R. near Bladensburg, Md., until May, 1862. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Defense of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 24-30. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., until 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 defenses of that city and Alexandria, Va., until February, 1865. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-13, 1864. Consolidated with 2nd Regiment District of Columbia Infantry February 28, 1865.

2nd Regiment Infantry

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 Defenses 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 Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense 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 Defenses of Washington, D. C, until 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 Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense 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 Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

 

5th Battalion Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense o! 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 Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

8th Battalion Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense 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 Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June, 1861. Expedition to Rockville, Md., June 10-July 7. Action at Seneca Mills June 17. Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

Boyd's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 18, 1861. Mustered out July 16, 1861.

Callan's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 22, 1861 Mustered out July 22, 1861.

Carrington's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense of that city April 13, 1861. Mustered out July 10, 1861.

Clarke's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 24, 1861. Mustered out July 24, 1861.

Cross' Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 22, 1861. Mustered out July 15, 1861.

Degges' Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 17, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Elder's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 20, 1861. Mustered out July 20, 1861.

Ferguson's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 22, 1861. Mustered out July 22, 1861.

Fletcher's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 24, 1861. Mustered out July 34, 1861.

Foxwell's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 15, 1861. Mustered out July 15, 1861.

Gebhardt's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

Goddard's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 17, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Grinnell's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 22, 1861. Mustered out June 11, 1861.

Kelly's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

King's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 15, 1861. Mustered out July 15, 1861.

Knight's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 18, 1861. Mustered out July 18, 1861.

Kyrzanowski's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 22, 1861. Mustered out July 22, 1861.

Loeffler's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

Mark's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 17, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Miller's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 17, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Morgan's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense of that city April 17, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Morrison's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 23, 1861. Mustered out July 16, 1861.

McBlair's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense o! that city April 23, 1861. Mustered out July 23, 1861.

McClelland's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 20, 1861. Mustered out July 20, 1861.

McDermott's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 18, 1861. Mustered out July 18, 1861.

McKim's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

Nally's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

Powell's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 20, 1861. Mustered out July 17, 1861.

Rodier's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 13, 1861. Mustered out July 13, 1861.

Rutherford's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

Smead's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 15, 1861. Mustered out July 15, 1861.

Thistleton's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for defense of that city April 11, 1861. Mustered out July 11, 1861.

William's Company Militia Infantry

Organized at Washington, D.C., for the defense of that city April 10, 1861. Mustered out July 10, 1861.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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