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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
Jesse W. Barber
34 year old house carpenter from Hopkinton

Killed in Action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dec. 13, 1862


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…


Astoria Long Island
New York
March 21, 1865
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…


Commission Granted – Governor of Rhode Island
William Tefft, 2nd Lieutenant, Third Rhode Island Cavalry
December 11, 1863


Head Quarters Armies of the United States
City Point, VA, Feb.y. 14th 1865

His Excellency
James Y. Smith
Governor of Rhode Island
Your letter of
The 9th inst. enclosing me a copy
of “Resolution of Thanks,” passed by

Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing of Edward Megan


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
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.


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

Image of an engraving of Brevet Major General Richard Arnold, U.S.V.

Image of a Civil War portrait of Captain Joshua M. Addeman

Image of a Civil War portrait of Lt. George B. Inman of the Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers.

Image of a portrait of Colonel Nelson Viall of Rhode Island.