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Volunteer Enlistment Paper – 1865
Alonzo Bartlett
17 year 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
William Tefft, 2nd Lieutenant, Third Rhode Island Cavalry
December 11, 1863

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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

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War Department Authorization for Recruitment of a Battalion of Rhode Island Artillery Composed of Colored Men, August 14, 1863


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 General
Charles H. Bullock – age 95, Past GAR Dept. Commander
Charles H. Lewis – age 88, GAR Commander


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 Civil War Monument dedication in Providence, 1871.


Image of the First Rhode Island Detached Militia enroute to Washington, D.C. Assembled at Exchange Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island
April 24, 1861


A photograph of John A. Notte, Jr. shaking hands with John F. Kennedy.


R.I. Women For Notte
Johnny Notte's R.I. Johnny Cake Recipe

1 Cup of Johnny Cake Meal
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Sugar

Add 1 cup of boiling water (Mix - let stand for 15 minutes)

Thin with whole milk to suitable consistency - Drop…


Image of the Shoup Lever Voting Machine made by Shoup Voting Machines Company. The Shoup machine is a free-standing booth with privacy curtain. It provides a panel of levers that that represent the choices available to the voter. To place vote,…


Image of President Harry S. Truman addressing crowd at Providence City Hall on October 28, 1948.


A Rhode Island voting proxy ticket from 1842. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1826. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1824. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Democratic Republican Farmers' voting proxy ticket from 1837. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island People's voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.