The Civil War in the East

1st District of Columbia Infantry Regiment

1861

July 23 -
October 25

Organized at Washington, D.C. under Colonel James A. Tait

October-
November

Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac

November

Assigned to Robinson's Brigade, Army of the Potomac

December

Railroad guard near Bladensburg, Md.

1862

May 24-30

Ordered to Harper's Ferryand attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry

June

Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. assigned to 2nd Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah

July

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, which was commanded by Colonel Tait

August 9

Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 16-
September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, commanded by Colonel Tait

August 28-26

Fords of the Rappahannock

August 27-29

Plains of Manassas

August 29-30

Battle of Bull Run (Reserve)

September

Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in the defenses of that city and Alexandria, Va. attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

October

Assigned to District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, D. C.

November 13

Colonel Tait appointed Provost Marshall General, Defenses South of the Potomac

1863

February

Assigned to Slough's Command, Defenses of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

1864

July 11-13

Repulse of Early's attack on Washington

1865

February 28

Consolidated with 2nd Regiment District of Columbia Infantry

 

 




 
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