United States Regiments & Batteries > District of Columbia


1863
June to December Four Companies (A, B, C and E) organized at Washington, D.C. under Colonel Lafayette C. Baker for special service in District of Columbia, to be subject only to orders of War Department. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps.
October 22 Skirmish near Annandale, Va. (Detachment)
October 24 Bealeton, Va.
November Ordered to Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, and on duty at Yorktown, with a portion of the regiment at Portsmouth, Va., dismounted
1864
January Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
January to March 8 additional companies organized at Augusta, Me. and ordered to report at Norfolk, Va. as organized
April Assigned to 1st Brigade, Kautz’s Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 5-11 Kautz’s Raid on Petersburg & Weldon R. R.
May 5 Double Bridges
May 7 Stony Creek Station
May 8 White’s Bridge, Nottaway Creek and Nottaway R. R. Bridge
May 9 White’s Bridge
May 12-17 Kautz’s Raid on Richmond & Danville R. R.
May 16 Belcher’s Mills
June 9 Petersburg
June 15-19 Assaults on Petersburg
June Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond assigned to 2nd Brigade, Kautz’s Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
June 22-30 Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville R. R.
June 25 Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station
June 28-29 Sappony Church, or Stony Creek
June 29-July 3 Ream’s Station
July 27-28 Demonstration on North Side of James River, with engagements at Deep Bottom, Darbytown and New Market Roads
August 9 Sycamore Church
August 23 Ream’s Station and Dinwiddie Road, near Ream’s Station
August 24-25 Ream’s Station
August 27 Companies D, F, G, H, I, K and L transferred to 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment. Remainder of regiment consolidated to a battalion of 2 companies.
September 1 Prince George Court House
September 3 Sycamore Church and Blackwater River
September 15 Sycamore Church and Cox’s Mill
September 16 Coggin’s Point
October 7 and 13 Darbytown Road
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
November 23 Russell’s Mills
December 7-12 Bellefield Raid

1865

January Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Virginia
February 11-15 Expedition to Fernsville and Smithfield
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31 Dinwiddie Court House
April 1 Five Forks
April 2 Gravelly Ford on Hatcher’s Run
April 4-5 Near Amelia Court House
April 6 Dinwiddie Road and Sailor’s Creek
April 7 Farmville and Prince Edward Court House
April 8 Appomattox Station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-27 Expedition to Danville
May-October Duty in the Dept. of Virginia
August Assigned to Cavalry, Dept. of Virginia
October 26 Mustered out