District of Columbia in the Civil War

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  • 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.


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:

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.