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RHODE ISLAND INFANTRY REGIMENTS

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"Official Register of Rhode Island Officers and Men who Served in the United States Army and Navy from 1861 to 1866," by Elisha Dyer. Originally published 1893-1895, at Providence, Rhode Island, this 2,301 page 3 volume set in reprint, costs $ 175.00.

"Rhode Island in the Rebellion," by Edwin W. Stone. Originally published 1865, at Providence, Rhode Island, a 410 page reprint, costs $ 37.50.

"History of the Rhode Island Combat Units in the Civil War (1861-1865)," by Harold R. Barker. Edited by Alfred H. Gurney. Published in 1964, a located copy could cost $ 50.00.

1st Rhode Island, "A Narrative of the Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment, in the Summer and Spring of 1861," by Augustus Woodbury, Chaplain of the Regiment. Originally published in 1862 at Providence, Rhode Island. Mustered into service in response to President Lincoln's call for the now famous "90 day" regiments, this oversized regiment went on to become one of the famous fighting regiments of the war. Initially under the command of Ambrose Burnside, the regiment served with distinction at the Battle of Bull Run (one of the few to do so on the Union side). Augustus Woodbury's account includes company roster rolls, an accounting of the dead, and an unusual epilogue concerning the continued fighting careers of those who initially served in the First Rhode Island Regiment, which included the 1st Rhode Island Artillery. Although spanning the relatively minute time of 90 days, the book covers every detail of the regiment during that time, even including the names of transport vessels used and details of the units as they travel south. (thanks to Bruce Towers at Bruce Towers@worldnet.att.net for submitting this info. to me. 262 page reprint, with map, costs $ 32.00.

2nd Rhode Island....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

2nd Rhode Island, "The Second Rhode Island Regiment: A Narrative of Military Operations," by Augustus Woodbury. Originally published in 1875, at Providence, Rhode Island, a first edition copy, if found, will cost $ 175.00+. 633 page reprint, with folding map, costs $ 55.00.

Read the Obituary of Elisha R. Watson, Company D, 4th Rhode Island Volunteers. (Owned by R.Mosocco, the owner of this website for your personal viewing)

7th Rhode Island, "The Seventh Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers in the Civil War, 1862-1865," by William P. Hopkins. Originally published in 1903 by Snow and Farnham, Providence, Rhode Island, the Seventh Rhode Island fought at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and other battles and skirmishes. With photos, rosters, index, hundreds of portraits, this book may prove hard to locate, but will cost around $ 250.00 if found. 544 page reprint, with illustrations and fold out maps, costs $ 65.00.

7th Rhode Island, "The Seventh Regiment Rhode Island Infantry in the Civil War," by Robert Grandchamp. Recently published in 2007 by McFarland Publishing, PO Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. Illustrated, with index, bibliography, endnotes, appendices, and maps, this book is 293 pages, and costs $ 49.95, plus shipping.

9th and 10th Rhode Island Infantry, "History of the Ninth and Tenth Regiments Rhode Island Volunteers and the Tenth Rhode Island Battery," by William A. Spicer. Originally publilshed in 1882, at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove to be hard to find. 415 page reprint, costs $ 45.00.

10th Rhode Island, "The High School Boys of the Tenth Rhode Island Regiment," by William A. Spicer. Originally publilshed in 1882, at Providence, Rhode Island, this 83 page book bound in Green Buckram and leather costs at least $ 225. due to its scarcity.

11th Rhode Island Infantry, "History of the Eleventh Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers," by R.W. Rock. (alias John C. Thompson). Originally publilshed in 1881, at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove to be hard to find. 217 page reprint, costs $ 29.00.

12th Regiment of Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry:. Organized at Providence and mustered in for nine months October 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 21. Attached to 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. Ohio, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to July, 1863.

SERVICE:--Camp at Arlington Heights and at Fairfax Seminary, Va., Defences of Washington, D.C., till December 1, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., December 1-8. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 9, thence to Lexington, Ky., March 25-31. Duty at Lexington, Winchester, Boonsboro, Richmond, Paint Lick and Lancaster, Ky., till April 23. Moved to Crab Orchard April 23, and duty there till June 3. March from Nicholasville to Somerset June 3-9. Duty at Stigall's Ferry, Jamestown and guarding fords of the Cumberland River till July 5. Moved to Somerset July 5, thence to Crab Orchard, and started home July 11. Duty at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 15-19. Moved to Providence July 19-22. Mustered out July 29, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 46 Enlisted men by disease. Total 59.

12th Rhode Island Infantry, "History of the Twelfth Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers in the Civil War, 1862-1863," by Pardon E. untilinghurst and others. Originally publilshed in 1904, at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove to be hard to find. 394 page reprint, with illustrations, costs $ 42.00.

RHODE ISLAND CAVALRY REGIMENTS

1st Rhode Island Cavalry: "Sabres and Spurs: The First Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry in the Civil War, 1861-1865: Its Origin, Marches, Scouts, Skirmishes, Raids, Battles, Sufferings, Victories, and Appropriate Official Papers, with the Roll of Honor and Roll of the Regiment," by Reverend Frederic Denison, Chaplain of the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. Originally published in 1876 by the Press of E.L. Freeman and Company, Central Falls, Rhode Island. This regiment was raised in late 1861-early 1862 in the Providence area and was commanded by Colonels Robert B. Lawtonand Alfred N. Duffie. This regiment served in the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and participated in numerous actions such as Front Royal, Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run, Chanuntily, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Middleburg, Deep Bottom, Stoneman's Raid, Brandy Station, and Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. "A first-rate composite of diaries and letter excerpts; both reliable and useful for cavalry operations in the East." (Reviewed by Civil War Books). An original copy may be hard to locate. Reprinted in 1994 by Butternut and Blue, with an introduction by R.D. Madison, with complete roster, appendix or all members who died during the war, 600 pages, cost $ 35.00. New reprint, with folding map, costs $ 65.00.

1st Regiment Rhode Island Cavalry: Organized at Pawtucket as 1st New England Cavalry, afterwards designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, December 14, 1861, to March 3, 1862. Left State for WashIngton, D.C., March 12 and 14, 1862. Attached to Stoneman's Cavalry Command, Army of the Potomac, March, 1862. Hatch's Cavalry Brigade, Banks' 5th Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock (3rd Battalion); Geary's Command, Dept. of the Rappahannock (1st Battalion), to June, 1862. Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Stoneman's Corps of Observation to December, 1862. Averill's Cavalry Brigade, Centre Grand Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to January, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, Camp Stoneman, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. Abercrombie's Command, Belle Plains, Va., to June, 1864. Reserve Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. Headquarters Cavalry Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to October, 1864. 3rd (Reserve) Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Shenandoah, to March, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, Army Shenandoah, to June, 1865. Middle Dept. to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., until April. 1862. Moved to Warrenton Junction, Va., April 4. Reconnoissance to Rappahannock River April 16 (3rd Battalion). Warrenton Junction April 16. Reconnoissance to Liberty Church April 16. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17 (4 Cos.). Reconnoissance to Rappahannock Crossing April 18 (4 Cos.). Advance to Front Royal May 29. Front Royal May 30 (3rd Battalion). Strasburg June 1. Columbia Bridge April 2. Edenburg June 3. Miller's Bridge June 4. New Market June 5. Harrisonburg June 6. Cross Keys June 8. Port Republic and Mountain Road June 9. Scouting on the Rappahannock until August. Reconnoissance to James City July 22-24. Rapidan River August 3-4. Slaughter River August 7. Robinson's River August 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Stevensburg, Raccoon Ford and Brandy Station August 20. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Catlett's Station August 22. Rappahannock Station August 23. New Baltimore August 27. Gainesville August 28. Bull Run August 30. Centreville, Chanuntily and Germantown August 31. Chanuntily September 1. White's Ford September 15 and October 12. Advance to Falmouth, Va., October 27. Mountsville October 31 (Cos. "K," "L" and "M"). Hazel Run November 16. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15 (Cos. "K" and "M"). Expedition to Richards and Ellis Fords December 29-30. Hartwood Church February 25, 1863. Kelly's Ford March 17. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 8. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Kelly's Ford April 29. Rapidan Station May 1. Ellis Ford May 4. Stevensburg, Beverly Ford and Brandy Station June 9. Near Middleburg and Thoroughfare Gap June 17. Aldie June 18 and 27. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Scouting and outpost duty on Upper Potomac until September. Advance front Rapidan to the Rappahannock September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Rapidan Station September 15. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Near Warrenton October 12. White Sulphur Springs, Culpeper, October 12-13. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Brentsville October 14. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27 Duty in the Defences of Washington until May. 1864. (3rd Battalion transferred to 1st New Hampshire Cavalry January 5, 1864.) Regiment reported to Gen. Abercrombie at Belle Plain, Va., May 14. Picket duty at Port Conway and Port Royal May 24-30. Bowling Green May 29. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Shepherdstown August 25-26. Kearneysville August 25. Smithfield August 29. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill and Milford September 21-22. Brown's Gap September 24. Waynesboro September 29. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Raid to Gordonsville December 8-28. Jack's Shop, near Gordonsville, December 23. Consolidated to a Battalion of 4 Companies January 1, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 3. Waynesboro March 2. Guard prisoners from Waynesboro to Winchester March 3-8. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until June 22. At Monrovia Station and Relay House, Md., until August. Mustered out at Baltimore, Md., August 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 96. 2nd

 

3rd Regiment Rhode Island Cavalry: Organized at Providence September 12, 1863. 1st Battalion moved to New Orleans, La., December 31, 1863, to January 14, 1864. Attached to Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf, to March, 1864. 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, La., to October, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. Gulf, to November, 1865.

SERVICE--Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Advance to Alexandria March 14-26. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Campti April 4. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Natchitoches April 19. (Cos. "E," "F" and "L" moved to join Regiment at Alexandria April 20-22.) Action at Tunica Bend April 21. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Monett's Ferry or Cane River Crossing April 23. Gov. Moore's Plantation May 1-2. Alexandria May 11-12. Retreat from Alexandria to Morganza May 13-20. Natchitoches May 14. Mansura May 16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 18. Near Morganza May 24. Reached Fort Banks, Opposite New Orleans, June 2. Companies "G" and "H" reported at New Orleans May 8 and joined Regiment at Greenville June 10. Regiment dismounted June 22, and duty as Infantry in the Defenses of New Orleans until September. Remounted September 20. Assigned to duty in the District of LaFourche at Donaldsonville, Napoleonville, Thibodeaux, Camp Parapet, Plaquemine, Houma, Hermitage Plantation and other points in Louisiana, scouting and patrol duty and operating against guerrillas, until November, 1865. Action at Napoleonville November 1, 1864, and at Doyall's Plantation November 29. 1864 (Detachment). Expedition from Brashear City to Whiskey Bayou January 16-18, 1865 (Cos. "B," "I" and "K"). Expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River January 18-19 (Detachment). Scout from Donaldsonville January 19-20 (Dec tachment). Skirmish, Thompson's Plantation, January 23. Scouts from Bayou Goula to Grand River January 29-February 7. Skirmish, Richland Plantation, January 30. Expedition from Thibodeaux to Lake Verret and Bayou Planton January 30-31 (Co, "H"). Near Lake Verret January 30. Skirmish, Kittredge's Sugar House, near Napoleon, February 10. Expedition from Donaldsonville to Grand Bayou and Bayou Goula February 14-18. Skirmish, Martin's Lane, February 15 (Cos. "D," "F" and "K"). Expedition from Plaquemine to the Park February 17-22 (Detachment). Expedition from the Hermitage to the French Settlement April 2-5 (Detachment). Expedition to Lake Verret, Grand Bayou, etc., April 2-10. Expedition from Terre Bonne to Pelion's Plantation and Grand Caillou April 19-25 (Co. "M."). operations about Brashear City April 30-May 12. Bayou Goula May 9. Expedition from Bayou Boeuf to Bayou de Large May 25-27. Affair, Bayou de Large, May 27. Mustered out November 29, 1865.

Lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and 4 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 147.

Read about Albanus P.Claflin, member of the 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry. (Owned by R.A. Mosocco, the owner of this website, for your personal viewing).

 

RHODE ISLAND Artillery UNITS

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1st Rhode Island Artillery, "The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve the Union 1861-1865, "by Thomas M. Aldrich. Originally published in 1904 at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove hard to locate but if found may cost $ 175.00+ 408 page reprint, with illustrations, costs $ 45.00.

1st Rhode Island Artillery, "The History of Battery B, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery," by Sergeant John H. Rhodes. Originally published in 1894, Battery B served throughout the war in the 2nd Corps. The outfit saw its first action at Ball's Bluff. From there, the battery eventually accompanied the Union army to the Peninsula and was engaged at Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill. Next, the battery fought at Antietam, and then, at Fredericksburg, the outfit followed the infantry in close support in front of Marye's Heights. At Gettysburg, the battery was part of the Artillery that held Cemetery Hill. The intensity of the action in the battery's front can be noted by the fact that one Confederate cannon ball struck and lodged in the muzzle of one of the Rhode Islander's guns. After Gettysburg, the battery continued to serve with distinction at Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and at the siege of Petersburg. "Sergeant Rhodes used a diary and official documents to write this full and descriptive history; the battery campaigned from Ball's Bluff to Appomattox." Reviewed by James Robertson for Civil War Books. Approximately 450 pages, maps, roster. Reprinted in 1997 by Butternut and Blue for $ 40.00. (from a published ad)

1st Rhode Island Artillery, "Battery D, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the Civil War 1861-1865, " by George C. Sumner. Originally published in 1897 at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove hard to locate. 192 page reprint costs $ 35.00.

1st Rhode Island Artillery, "The History of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, " by George Lewis. Originally published in 1892 at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove hard to locate. 540 page reprint, with portraits, and fold out maps, costs $ 55.00.

The Obituary of Amasa P. Taber, Battery E, Rhode Island Light Artillery (Owned by R. Mosocco, owner of this Website for your personal viewing)

The Obituary of Amasa P. Taber, Battery E, Rhode Island Light Artillery (Owned by R. Mosocco, owner of this Website for your personal viewing), part 2

Read about Frederick E. North, member of the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery (Owned by R.A. Mosocco, the owner of this website for your personal viewing)

1st Rhode Island Artillery, "Battery F, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the Civil War, 1861-1865, " by Philip S. Chase. Originally published in 1892 at Providence, Rhode Island, this book may prove hard to locate. 332 page reprint, with illustrations and fold out maps, costs $ 40.00.

3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, "Shot and Shell: The Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment in the Rebellion," by Frederic Denison. Originally published in 1879, at Providence, Rhode Island, an original may prove hard to locate. 368 page reprint, with illustrations, costs $ 39.00.

5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, "The History of the Fifth Regiment of Rhode Island Heavy Artillery During Three Years and a Half of Service in North Carolina," by John K. Burlingame. Originally published in 1892, at Providence, Rhode Island, an original may prove difficult to locate. 382 page reprint, with illustrations, and fold out maps, costs$ 42.00.

11th Rhode Island Colored Heavy Artillery Website

14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, "The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865," by William H. Chenery. Originally published in 1898, at Providence, Rhode Island, by Snow & Farnham Printers & Publishers. An original may prove difficult to locate. 343 page reprint, with portraits of the officers, costs $ 39.00.

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