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Image of a portrait of Nelson Viall (Warden of the Rhode Island State Prison) from the Members of the State Board of Charities & Corrections of the State of Rhode Island album.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in…


Image of a portrait of Colonel Nelson Viall of Rhode Island.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in the Mexican War and Civil War. He was commander of the 14th Regiment of R.I. Heavy Artillery, a "colored regiment." He…