Scope and Contents: Orders & correspondence concerning establishment of defenses & fortifications at the west passage of Narragansett Bay upon reports of “Rebel Pirates” operating with a few miles of the Rhode Island coast. Communications dated June 27 – July 18, 1863, relating to Providence Marine Corps of Artillery detailed to South Ferry in South Kingstown. Garrison established as Camp James Y. Smith, Lt. Colonel E. C. Gallup commanding. Includes roster of men detailed & communications from executive department, South Kingstown town council & inhabitants involving complaints of men stationed at fort. Total contingent of 4 officers & 115 men.