Aggregate deaths attributed to Rhode Island during the Civil War total 1,957. Figure includes men dying while in service; temporarily attached from other regiments or shortly after discharge from assumed effects of disease / wounds, etc. received while in service. Author: Kenneth S. Carlson
Related Publications: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island For the Year 1865, Providence Press, 1866, 829 pp.; Corrected, revised & republished 1893 in accordance with chapters 705 of the public laws of 1888 & chapter 767 of the public laws of 1889, E. L. Freeman & Son, Providence, Volume I, Infantry Regiments, 867 pp.; Volume II, Cavalry & artillery Regiments, US Army & Navy, 1434 pp.
Preferred Citation: [Title], [ID number], Rhode Island State Archives
Scope and Contents: Record of regimental activity, alterations & losses forwarded to the adjutant general or executive department from commanders / adjutants in the field concerning the disposition & strength of their contingents. Includes reports of military engagements, requests concerning officer appointments, resignations & promotions, lists of active field & staff, courts martial, notifications of men killed, wounded or missing in action, affidavits of death, final statements & inventories of effects of deceased soldiers, copies of letters forwarded to families, returns of men absent sick, transferred or discharged on surgeon’s certificate for disability, desertion notices, reports of prisoners or exchanged men, unit correspondence, orders issued / recieved, etc.