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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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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 from a Rhode Island Boat Show, April 1964.See also:Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs


An image of a Civil Defense Fallout Shelter Sign.


Image from the X-Ray clinic held by the Providence Department of Health, 1964.The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and physicals for…


Image of Providence Health Department nurses at work.The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and physicals for elementary school…


Images from the Polio clinic held by the Providence Health Department, 1964.The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and physicals for…


“Part of a thorough physical exam”The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and physicals for elementary school children. …


The Nickerson House dental clinic.The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and physicals for elementary school children. During the…


Edward D. Greer, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Health, training session.The Providence Health Department provided clinical services to residents including various immunization programs, dental care, pulmonary X-ray clinics, and…


Inaugural motorcade of President Lyndon Johnson, Washington DC, January 20, 1965. Images include dignitaries Governor Nelson A. and Happy Rockefeller of New York, Governor John M. Dempsey of Connecticut, Governor John A. Volpe of Massachusetts and…


Inaugural of Governor John Chafee, with Virginia Coates Chafee and Adjutant General Leonard P. Holland, January 1965.See also:Chafee, John H., 1922-1999University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Political Papers: John H. Chafee, Governor of Rhode…


Governor John Chafee opening section of I-95 from Hayward Park to West Exchange Street, August 5, 1964.See also: Records Created by Rhode Island. Department of Transportation. Bridge negatives and microfilm, undated Bridge Construction photo…