US Provost Marshal, First District RI - Desertions (1862 - 1865) | State Archives Catalog
Records of deserter notifications, arrests & accounts relating to their confinement, subsistance, clothing & delivery to assigned regiments. Includes:
Deserters and stragglers arrested, Oct. 9, 1862 – April 10, 1863,.giving name & regiment belonging, date & by whom apprehended, expenses paid, where confined & remarks. Includes accounts of office by regiment & with Quartermaster General commencing page 100; Volume 8 ¼” x 13 ¼” x ½”, 168 pp.
Descriptive rolls & receipts for deserters & stragglers from Camp, Barracks, Prov. County Jail, Fort Adams, Lovel General Hospital, etc., Sept. 1863 – Dec. 1863
Descriptive returns (individual) – men arrested, Jan. 1864 – Feb. 1865 noting regiment, rank, age, physical description; occupation, nativity, date, place & by whom enlisted; date deserted; date & by whom arrested & amount paid for rewards & expenses incurred.
Descriptive lists / returns – deserters arrested & forwarded to military posts (monthly), May 1864 to Feb. 1865, givin name, rank, regiment, physical description, date deserted; date & location arrested. Includes men forwarded to Lowell General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, RI, Fort Adams, Newport, Fort Columbus, NY, Camp Meade Jamestown, RI, Camp Meigs, Readeville, MA, etc.
Regimental returns / notifications giving name, rank, regiment attached / state belonging, age, physical description; occupation, nativity, date, date deserted & remarks respective of last known or reputed whereabouts, etc., 1863 - 1865
Monthly & Tri - Monthly Reports – substitute & recruit desertions & arrests; May 1863. – April 1865
Vouchers concerning reward payments, transportation, men held at Providence County Jail, etc., 1862 – 1863;