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Image of the draft notice for Stephen Goff, 1863.During the Civil War despite a record numbers of volunteers Rhode Island was not immune to the draft. By the summer of 1863 the rush of enthusiastic young men willing to reenlist or fill the ranks of…

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Head Quarters, First District
State of Rhode Island
Provost Marshal's Office

Providence, August 26 1863.
Daniel Callahan
2 Smith Street

Sir:
Having failed to report in compliance
with your notice that you have been drafted under the…

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Image of the Civil War Monument located in Providence, R.I.See also: Rhode Island State Archives Resources A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode Island and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Observance Civil War – Commission to Preserve the Military…

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Image of Camp Stevens located in Providence, R.I.On September 10, 1862, a camp was formed by order of the Adjustant General of the Rhode Island militia, on Dexter Training Ground in Providence, Rhode Island. Camp Stevens was named for General Isaac…

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Image of Ambrose Everett Burnside, Governor of Rhode Island. Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as…

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Image of the members of Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Veteran Association at Roger Williams Park in June 1891.See also: Rhode Island State Archives Resources A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode Island and the Civil War: A…

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Image of the 7th Rhode Island Volunteers flag. The Wounded Flags.The wounded flags! How proudlyThey fluttered in the daysWhen drums were thrumming loudlyAnd fifes sang warring lays!How brave was all their glowingWhere fierce the war-guns spoke!Their…

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Image of Group of surviving veterans of the Seventh Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers at their annual reunion at Soldiers' Home, Bristol, R.I. September 8, 1897. Ex-Gov. John W. Davis of R.I.; Maj. Gen. Zenas R. Bliss, U.S.A. retired; Maj. Ethan A.…


Image of Members of Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Veteran Association at Roger Williams Park, June 1891. John S. Gorton; John Rathbone; John Brod; Joseph W. Corey; Charles Gallagher; Charles E. May; Ezra K. Parker; Charles W.…


Image of Veterans of Battery B, 1st R.I. Light Artillery, at their Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1913, 50th Anniversary of Gettysburg. Standing-left to right-Napoleon B. Clarke-James H. Bowie (19th Maine)-William T. Jordan-George…


Volunteer Enlistment Paper – 7th RI Infantry for Jesse W. Barber, 34 years old, house carpenter from Hopkinton. Killed in action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dec. 13, 1862.See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War…

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Volunteer Enlistment Paper, 1865 for Alonzo Bartlett, 17 years old, native of Savannah, GA. Enlisted for service with 11th United States Colored Heavy Artillery, Battery G (previously 14th RI Heavy Artillery Colored). Died September 3, 1913, State…

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Astoria Long Island
New York
March 21, 1865
Madam
It is with feelings of
regret that I have to announce
to you the death of your husband
who was a 1st Sergt. In the 4th
Rhode Island Inf. And captured in
July he was a Comrade of…

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Commission Granted – Governor of Rhode Island to William Tefft, 2nd Lieutenant, Third Rhode Island Cavalry December 11, 1863See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War Recruitment Book (1861)Board of Military Enrollment Adjutant General…

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Head Quarters Armies of the United States
City Point, VA, Feb.y. 14th 1865

His Excellency
James Y. Smith
Governor of Rhode Island
Sir
Your letter of
The 9th inst. enclosing me a copy
of “Resolution of Thanks,” passed by
the…


Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing of Edward Megan.See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War Recruitment Book (1861)Board of Military Enrollment Adjutant General - Orders Received, Executive Department (1857 - 1858;1861; 1863) …

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War Department Authorization for Recruitment of a Battalion of Rhode Island Artillery Composed of Colored Men, August 14, 1863.See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War Recruitment Book (1861)Board of Military Enrollment Adjutant General -…


Hd. Qrs. 8. U.S.H.A. Col’d
Fort Esperanza, Texas
May 5, 1864
General
I have the honor to inform
you that Corporal Albert G. Jackson
Co. B died last night of dysentery
and was buried today at 5 P.M.
I have the honor to be, Genl.
With…

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Civil War Veterans Memorial Day in Providence, R.I., 1937. Pictured: Charles H. Leonard – age 95, Assistant Adjutant GeneralCharles H. Bullock – age 95, Past GAR Dept. CommanderCharles H. Lewis – age 88, GAR CommanderSee…


Dated Washington July 3d 1862
Rec’d, Providence July 3 1862, 12 o’clock, 25 min.
To Wm. Sprague

{Private & Confidential}

My dear Sir.
I should
not want the half of three
hundred thousand new troops
if I could have them now.
If I had…

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