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Image of a group of surviving veterans of the Seventh Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, at their annual reunion at Soldiers' Home, Bristol, R.I., September 8, 1897.See also: Rhode Island State Archives Resources A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode…

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During the Civil War The United States Navy first established its presence in Rhode Island when the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland was relocated to Newport over concerns of its location & proximity to southern sympathies. On May 8, 1861, a…

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Image of Rhode Island Governor William Sprague. William Sprague was the son of William Sprague [1773-1836] and Anna Potter [1763-1828]. He was born in the Gov. William Sprague Mansion in Cranston, Rhode Island, and pursued classical studies as a…

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Image of Rhode Island Governor James Y. Smith. Smith was born in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. He was a store manager in Salem, Connecticut, at the age of sixteen. Next year, he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he worked for a…

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Image of the roll of deceased soldiers buried at Lovell General Hospital located in Portsmouth Grove, 1862–1865.See also: Rhode Island State Archives Resources A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode Island and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial…

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Image of the General Assembly Resolution authorizing a hospital for treatment of R.I.'s sick and wounded soldiers.On May 19, 1862, Surgeon General of the United States made application of Governor William Sprague for establishment of hospital for the…

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Image of Private Henry Hicks.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 Records of the State Military…

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Image of the Commissioner's Notice: Prepare for the Draft! for Kent County by James Waterhouse, Commissioner. As the war dragged on with no end in sight, the government looked to expand the manpower pool and, after March of 1862, began to consider…

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Image of Lt Francisco Ballou.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 Records of the State Military…

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Aug. 13th 1862
Mr. Edward C. Mauran, Adj. Gen.
of Rhode Island
Dear Sir
I hereby submit
to you my application for the
Surgeoncy of the regiment of
colored men called for in your
state by the proclamation of
Governor Sprague
I am…

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New Bedford Aug. 10, 1862
Respected Sir
You will pardon for
the securing liberty I have taken to write
you this stranger; but I trust welcome
epistle. I see by the public periodicals
of this day that the 6 Rhode Island
Regiment authorized…

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New York
Aug. 7 / 62

Gov. Sprague
Honored Sir,
Can you accept a
Company or Companies
from New York, to join
the Colored Regiment
of which you have
ordered the formation
if so, please send
information immediately
to J. McCune Smith
M.D.…

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Excellency Gov. Sprague
Dear Sir
Noticing your
intention to raise a Colored Regt. In your
State. I would respectfully recommend
to your favorable notice as Chaplain
of said Regt. Rev. John N. Mars of
this place, a colored man of talent
and…

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Aug. 11
West Scituate Mass. 1862
Gov. Sprague Sir I am a Colored
man and would like to enlist
in the Colored regiment of your
state will you please writ to me
if I can join and what bounty
your state pays recruits and what
aid the famileys…

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Buffalo Aug. 6th/62

Gov. Sprague

Dr. Sir
I See
from the papers that
you are organizing
a Colored Regiment in
your state - If this is
the fact I should be
glad to know whether you
would accept a colored Col-
ored Company from
Buffalo…

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Image of the plan for the Rhode Island Civil War Hospital, 1862. Lovell General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove. Original sketch of Grounds. On May 19, 1862, Surgeon General of the United States made application of Governor William Sprague for…

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Image of Guidon-Bearer John Leach. Acted as bearer of dispatches for Generals Sumner, Hunt, Morgan, and others, and was distinguished for bravery on many battlefields.See also: Rhode Island State Archives Resources A Battle Hard Fought - Rhode…

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Images of various examples of different exemptions granted from the draft, 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…

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Image of Elisha H. Rhodes.Rhodes was born in Pawtuxet, Rhode Island, to Captain Elisha H. Rhodes and Eliza A. Chase. He had several sisters and two brothers. At age 14, Rhodes attended Potter and Hammond's Business Academy in Providence. His father…

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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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