5th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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Brief History

  • Organized at Washington, D. C., for the defence of that city April, 1861.
    *Great Falls July 7. Mustered out July, 1861.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 579 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.



Other Sources