“A Battle Hard Fought” marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War by highlighting Rhode Island’s role in the War Between the States.
There is an array of material including images of soldiers, volunteer enlistment papers, reports of battles and casualties, correspondence from Abraham Lincoln and battlefield maps as well as documents relating to the state's African - American regiment, the 14th Heavy Artillery.
See the full exhibit for yourself at the State Archives, 337 Westminster St., Providence, through August 31, 2011. Free parking is available at the In-Town Parking lot across Snow Street from the State Archives. We are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.