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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…


Image of the First Rhode Island Detached Militia enroute to Washington, D.C. Assembled at Exchange Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island April 24, 1861.See also:Military Records - Civil WarCivil War Recruitment Book (1861)Board of Military Enrollment …