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National Guard established by act of Congress approved January 21, 1903 “An Act to promote the efficiency of the militia and for other purposes.” Act replaced law in existence since first passed by Congress May 8, 1792, by converting the militia of all the states & territories to those more consistent with that of the regular army with respect to organization, armament, discipline & inspection. Company A, First Regiment of Militia designated as Company A, Coast Artillery Corps pursuant to US Army directives & RI Adjutant General Orders # 26, dated Nov. 4, 1908 Author: Kenneth S. Carlson
Scope and Contents: Record of regular & special unit meetings held at Providence armory, Nov. 10, 1903 to Feb. 12, 1917 (incomplete) noting men present, officers engaged, motions passed, unit expenses, etc.