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*United States, Quartermaster's Department, ''Roll of honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National Cemeteries at Washington, D.C. from August 3, 1861 to June 30, 1865''. Washington, D.C.: Government Print Office, 1869. ({{FHL|200058|item|disp=FHL film 1311589}}.) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27653751 Other libraries with this book]. Includes Arlington National Cemetery.
 
*United States, Quartermaster's Department, ''Roll of honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National Cemeteries at Washington, D.C. from August 3, 1861 to June 30, 1865''. Washington, D.C.: Government Print Office, 1869. ({{FHL|200058|item|disp=FHL film 1311589}}.) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27653751 Other libraries with this book]. Includes Arlington National Cemetery.
  
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included. <br>
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'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included. <br>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:47, 31 December 2010

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Introduction

Regiments

  • 1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry
    Organized 4 Companies at Washington, D.C., June to December, 1863 and 8 Companies at Augusta, Me., January to March, 1864.
    7 companies transferred to 1st Maine Cavalry August 27, 1864. The rest had duty in the Department of Virginia until October and mustered out October 26, 1865.

Sources

An index to service records of the District of Columbia Union Army volunteers is at the Family History Library (FHL films 881964-66). The service and pension records have not been filmed and are only at the National Archives.

Cemetery lists of Civil War soldiers buried in the District of Columbia are in:

  • Sluby, Paul E., comp. Civil War Cemeteries of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area. Washington, D.C.: Columbian Harmony Society, 1982. (FHL book 975.3 V3s.) Other libraries with this book.
  • United States, Quartermaster's Department, Roll of honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National Cemeteries at Washington, D.C. from August 3, 1861 to June 30, 1865. Washington, D.C.: Government Print Office, 1869. (FHL film 1311589.) Other libraries with this book. Includes Arlington National Cemetery.

Civil War Pension Index Cards - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch Record Search. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.