Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
Col James A. Tait
Col. James A. Tait had been in command at Cedar Mountain (9 August 1862) and through the rest of the 2nd Manassas Campaign (to 2 September) - it is likely, but not certain, that he was present at Antietam.
On the Antietam Campaign
Although listed as part of the 3rd Brigade of BGen, George Greene, Dyer1 says the Regiment was in the Defenses of Washington after 2nd Manassas and into 1865. General Greene, however, in his official report says:
"Third Brigade: Purnell Legion ... under command of Colonel Goodrich. The First District of Columbia Volunteers had, with the exception of the Colonel and Adjutant, entirely disappeared from the command by sickness and desertion."So it's not clear what this unit's status was at Antietam - if the General is correct, then their role was very small.
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #114: Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #113: Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #20: Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
After the Antietam Campaign
Consolidated with the 2nd District of Columbia Infantry in February 1865.
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|F&S||Col||Tait, James A.|
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