Unidentified trooper of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry, note the “DC” on the belt buckle.
CDV- Trooper With Saber- 1st D.C. Cavalry, taken by Manville & Schroeder, Green Bay, Wisconsin. There is a period ink signature on the back, “Elisha J…..?” and can’t find what might be this gent listed in the rosters.
Nice clear image showing the “DC” in the saber belt buckle.
Neat ad for the photographs in their back mark.
This unit was formed in 1863, under the command of Colonel Lafayette C. Baker, to provide service in the defenses of Washington, D.C. Eight companies which had been raised in Main were attached to the regiment in early 1864, and participated in the Petersburg campaign during the remainder of 1864 and early 1865.
In August 1864, seven companies were transferred to the 1st Maine Cavalry. Their last fight was in the Appomattox campaign.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.