1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry
The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry was organized at Pawtucket as 1st New England Cavalry.Afterwards it was designated as 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, It was mustered in on December 14, 1861 to March 3, 1862. It was mustered out at Baltimore, Maryland, August 3, 1865.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
The Civl War Archive Shows Regimental Histories
1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment RostersThis regiment organized at Concord N.H., afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry as Companies I, K, L, M.
Battle Flag of 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Returned Tells about the regimental flag being lost and then returned in 2008
American Civil War Pictures & Photos - 1st Rhode Island Cavalry - Photo of Colonel Alfred Duffie, Photo of Colonel R.B. Lawton
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Rhode Island in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)