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First D.C. Cavalry
This Regiment was an independent organization designed for special services in Washington, D.C. Its' first officers were commissioned by the President of the United States. The later companies had their officers commissioned by the Governor of the State of Maine. The regiment did not arrive in Washington at the same time, but over a period of time covering the end of October to the end of February.
Part of this regiment went to Portsmouth, Virginia for guard duty and the remainder joined General Butler's Army. That part which joined General Butler saw action around Petersburg. After a heavy engagement at Sycamore's Church and Cox's Church, the remainder of the regiment went to the First Maine Cavalry and their regimental history of engagements will be the same as the First Maine.
Transfer to 1st Maine Cavalry - August 27, 1864
Casualties(source 1864-65 Adjutant General's Report)
Civil War Records Common To All Regiments
Civil War Records Unique to the First DC Cavalry
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