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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]   [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]   [[Rhode Island Military Records|Rhode Island Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]   [[Rhode Island in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]   1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery''  
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Rhode Island Military Records|Rhode Island Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Rhode Island in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery''  
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[[Image:1st_Regiment_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery,_Chaplain_T._Quinn.jpg|right|250px|Chaplain T. Quinn, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery]]
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery was organized at Providece in Batteries A-H between June 6, 1861 and October 14, 1862. They were mustered out between June 11, 1865 and July 3, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 11 January 2011)</ref> <br>  
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The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery was organized at Providence in Batteries A-H between June 6, 1861 and October 14, 1862. They were mustered out between June 11, 1865 and July 3, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 11 January 2011)</ref> <br>  
  
For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]  
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For more information see, The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm Artillery Units].
  
 
=== Batteries in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Batteries in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
  
 
Men often enlisted in a battery (company) recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, batteries (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 battery (company) recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a battery (company) recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, batteries (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 battery (company) recruited in his county first.  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 4,377 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=URI0001RAL Roster].
  
 
*BATTERY "A" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY<br>Battery "A" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in June 6, 1861. It was transferred to Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Artillery, September 30, 1864.
 
*BATTERY "A" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY<br>Battery "A" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in June 6, 1861. It was transferred to Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Artillery, September 30, 1864.
  
:- Reichardt, Theodore. ''Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery'', can be viewed at [http://www.freefictionbooks.org/books/d/21348-diary-of-battery-a-first-regiment-rhode-island-li FreeFictionBooks.org], [http://manybooks.net/titles/reichardtt3211132111-8.html ManyBooks], [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32111 Project Gutenberg], [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6957581M/Diary_of_Battery_A_First_Regiment_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery. Open Library], [http://www.artilleryreserve.org/main/ribatt.pdf Artillery Reserve ]and [http://www.archive.org/details/diaryofbatteryaf00reic Internet Archive]. It can be purchased at [http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Battery-Regiment-Island-Artillery/dp/1444471589 Amazon .com]<br>-[http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryaentrypage.html Battery A, 1st R.I. Light Artillery] contains history, rolls, etc.<br>- [http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryahistorypage1.html Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Museum,] Find out why Rhode Island Volunteer Citizen Soldiers were regarded as the best in the artillery during the Civil War. It includes history and pictures.<br>- [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_A,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Wikipedia page on Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery] contains history, etc.<br>
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:- Reichardt, Theodore. ''Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery'', (Providence: N. Bangs Williams, 1865). This book can be viewed at [http://archive.org/stream/diaryofbatteryaf00reic#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive], [http://www.artilleryreserve.org/main/ribatt.pdf Artillery Reserve ], Penn State [http://manybooks.net/titles/reichardtt3211132111-8.html ManyBooks], [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32111 Project Gutenberg], and [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6957581M/Diary_of_Battery_A_First_Regiment_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery. Open Library]. It can be purchased at [http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Battery-Regiment-Island-Artillery/dp/1444471589 Amazon .com]<br>- [http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryaentrypage.html Battery A, 1st R.I. Light Artillery] contains history, rolls, etc.<br>- [http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryahistorypage1.html Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Museum,] Find out why Rhode Island Volunteer Citizen Soldiers were regarded as the best in the artillery during the Civil War. It includes history and pictures.<br>- [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_A,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Wikipedia page on Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery] contains history, etc.<br>
  
:- [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7244756M/The_history_of_Battery_A_First_regiment_Rhode_Island_light_artillery_in_the_war_to_preserve_the_union_1861-1865 Aldrich, Thomas M. The history of Battery A, First regiment Rhode Island light artillery in the war to preserve the union, 1861-1865 ], can be viewed at [http://books.google.com/books?id=WxdCAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22rhode+island%22&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com ], <br>
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:- [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7244756M/The_history_of_Battery_A_First_regiment_Rhode_Island_light_artillery_in_the_war_to_preserve_the_union_1861-1865 Aldrich, Thomas M. The history of Battery A, First regiment Rhode Island light artillery in the war to preserve the union, 1861-1865 ], can be viewed at [http://books.google.com/books?id=WxdCAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22rhode+island%22&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com ]. <br>
  
*BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "B"&nbsp;1st&nbsp;Regiment Light Artillery&nbsp;was organized at Providence and mustered in August 13, 1861. It was moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15 and Grand Review May 23.&nbsp; It was mustered out on June 13, 1865.<br>For more information,see the Wikipedia article, "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_B,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery]".<br>
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*BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "B" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in August 13, 1861. It was moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15 and Grand Review May 23. It was mustered out on June 13, 1865.<br>For more information,see the Wikipedia article, "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_B,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery]".<br>
  
 
:- [http://www.batterybri.org/ Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery] A non-profit organization of historians and re-enactors of the American Civil War 1861-65. It includes historical accounts as well as the offically reactivated Battery B Rhode Island Light Artillery as of May 25, 1986.
 
:- [http://www.batterybri.org/ Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery] A non-profit organization of historians and re-enactors of the American Civil War 1861-65. It includes historical accounts as well as the offically reactivated Battery B Rhode Island Light Artillery as of May 25, 1986.
  
:- [https://www.civilwararchive,com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm &nbsp;&nbsp; The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island&nbsp;]<br>[http://books.google.com/books?id=mmgtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA395&lpg=PA395&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=3k226D9fpF&sig=ByqaYixxTU6gwWTnzKJrUXliXiw&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false &nbsp;&nbsp; Rhodes, John H. - ''The history of Battery B, first regiment Rhode Island light artillery&nbsp;:'' ''&nbsp;in''''war to&nbsp;preserve the Union''''']'''[http://books.google.com/books?id=mmgtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA395&lpg=PA395&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=3k226D9fpF&sig=ByqaYixxTU6gwWTnzKJrUXliXiw&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false .]'''
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:- [https://www.civilwararchive,com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island&nbsp;]<br>[http://books.google.com/books?id=mmgtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA395&lpg=PA395&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=3k226D9fpF&sig=ByqaYixxTU6gwWTnzKJrUXliXiw&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false Rhodes, John H. - ''The history of Battery B, first regiment Rhode Island light artillery:'' ''in''''war to preserve the Union''''']'''[http://books.google.com/books?id=mmgtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA395&lpg=PA395&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=3k226D9fpF&sig=ByqaYixxTU6gwWTnzKJrUXliXiw&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false.]'''
  
 
:- '''[http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/RI/RIbatB.php Civil War in the East; a reference guide to America's Civil War]'''
 
:- '''[http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/RI/RIbatB.php Civil War in the East; a reference guide to America's Civil War]'''
  
*BATTERY "C" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. <br>Battery "C" 1st Regiment Lighty Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in August 25, 1861. It was consolidated with Battery "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, on&nbsp;December 23, 1864.
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*BATTERY "C" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. <br>Battery "C" 1st Regiment Lighty Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in August 25, 1861. It was consolidated with Battery "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, on December 23, 1864.
  
 
:- For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>
 
:- For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>
  
*BATTERY "D" 1st REGIMENT LiGHT ARTILLERY. <br>Battery "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in September 4, 1861. It was on duty in the Shenandoah Valley&nbsp;until July, 1865.<br>It was mustered out on&nbsp;July 17, 1865.For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>
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*BATTERY "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery. <br>Battery "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in September 4, 1861. It was on duty in the Shenandoah Valley until July, 1865.<br>It was mustered out on July 17, 1865.For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>
  
 
:- Sumner, George C. - Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the Civil War. film #1550113.
 
:- Sumner, George C. - Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the Civil War. film #1550113.
  
*BATTERY "E" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "E" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on September 23, 1861. <br>It was mustered out on June 11, 1865. For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island] <br>[http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/11685858/used/The%20History%20of%20Battery%20E,%20First%20Regiment%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery Lewis, George - The History of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery&nbsp;]<br>[http://www.bucklinsociety.net/notedbucklins/Bucklyn_John1.htm Bucklyn, John Knight ]- biography
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*BATTERY "E" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "E" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on September 23, 1861. <br>It was mustered out on June 11, 1865. For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island] <br>[http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/11685858/used/The%20History%20of%20Battery%20E,%20First%20Regiment%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery Lewis, George - The History of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery]<br>[http://www.bucklinsociety.net/notedbucklins/Bucklyn_John1.htm Bucklyn, John Knight ]- biography
  
*BATTERY "F" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "F" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on&nbsp;October 29, 1861. It was mustered out on June 27, 1865. For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>[http://books.google.com/books?id=SGstAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=_6-vZQoPrY&sig=gFCuJkzl3DjHrAp_V74ZuzkoJrY&hl=en&ei=sFdcTZz8CJO6sAON1Zz1AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBoQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q&f=false Chase, Philip Steven - Battery F, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the Civil War]
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*BATTERY "F" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "F" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on October 29, 1861. It was mustered out on June 27, 1865. For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>[http://books.google.com/books?id=SGstAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=_6-vZQoPrY&sig=gFCuJkzl3DjHrAp_V74ZuzkoJrY&hl=en&ei=sFdcTZz8CJO6sAON1Zz1AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBoQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q&f=false Chase, Philip Steven - Battery F, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the Civil War]
  
*BATTERY "G" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "G" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence&nbsp;in&nbsp;December, 1861.<br>It&nbsp;was mustered out June 24, 1865. For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island] <br>
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*BATTERY "G" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "G" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence in December, 1861.<br>It was mustered out June 24, 1865. <br>For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island] <br>
  
*BATTERY "H" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "H" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on October 14. 1862.<br>It was mustered out June 28, 1865 and discharged July 3, 1865.&nbsp;For&nbsp;more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/article65.html Rootsweb.Ancestry .com]contains articles of genealogical and historic interest on Rhode Island in general, from old Rhode Island books and newspapers.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_H,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Wikipedia page - Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery]
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*BATTERY "H" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.<br>Battery "H" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence on October 14. 1862.<br>It was mustered out June 28, 1865 and discharged July 3, 1865. <br>For more information see, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island]<br>- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/article65.html Rootsweb.Ancestry .com]contains articles of genealogical and historic interest on Rhode Island in general, from old Rhode Island books and newspapers. <br>- [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_H,_1st_Rhode_Island_Light_Artillery Wikipedia page - Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery]
  
 
:- [http://www.civilwarbibliography.com/bookdetail.php?bookID=497 Fenner, Earl - The History of Battery H First regiment of Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve the Union 1861-1865, ]Bibliography
 
:- [http://www.civilwarbibliography.com/bookdetail.php?bookID=497 Fenner, Earl - The History of Battery H First regiment of Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve the Union 1861-1865, ]Bibliography
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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|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. <br>
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*[[Rhode Island in the Civil War|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|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.
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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.
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*Aldrich, Thomas M. ''The history of Battery A, First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery i n the war to preserve the Union 1861-1865.'' (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976) {{FHL|552062|item|disp=FHL Film 1490894}}
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*Lewis, George. ''The history of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the war of 1861 and 1865 to preserve the Union.'' (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987) {{FHL|552129|item|disp=FHL Film 1550108}}
  
 
=== Internet Sites  ===
 
=== Internet Sites  ===
  
*&nbsp;American Civl War Pictures &amp; Photos - [http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/chaplain-t-quinn-1st-rhode-island-light-artillery photo of Chaplin T. Quinn] <br>  
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;American Civl War Pictures &amp; Photos - *[http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/chaplain-t-quinn-1st-rhode-island-light-artillery photo of Chaplin T. Quinn] <br>
*&nbsp;[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>  
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*&nbsp;[http://www.civilwarreference.com/catalog/ItemView.php?catalogID=20 Civil War Regiments from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island]<br>  
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[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island ]<br>  
*&nbsp;[http://www.mosocco.com/rhodeisland.html RHODE ISLAND INFANTRY REGIMENTS]<br>  
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*&nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/rhodeisland.html CIVIL WAR INDEX]&nbsp;Primary source for material on the soldiers and the battles
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*[http://www.civilwarreference.com/catalog/ItemView.php?catalogID=20 Civil War Regiments from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island]<br>  
*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USri-wi.html Union Army regimental History Index]<br>  
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*[http://www.mosocco.com/rhodeisland.html RHODE ISLAND INFANTRY REGIMENTS]<br>  
*&nbsp;[http://www.genealogybooklinks.com/CW%20reg%20Rhode%20Island.htm Genealogybooklinks.com ]Rhode Island Civil War Regiments <br>  
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*[http://www.civilwarindex.com/rhodeisland.html CIVIL WAR INDEX]  
*&nbsp;[http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/ Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryahomepage.html]
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*Primary source for material on the soldiers and the battles  
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*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USri-wi.html Union Army regimental History Index]<br>
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[http://www.genealogybooklinks.com/CW%20reg%20Rhode%20Island.htm Genealogybooklinks.com ]Rhode Island Civil War Regiments <br>  
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*[http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/ Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryahomepage.html]
  
 
=== Books  ===
 
=== Books  ===
  
*&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=wcFEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA373&lpg=PA373&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=7dyXVjJmfU&sig=N1Gs_4fnnxaEfucxyEnPA0T0vNU&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false Stone, Edwin W. ''Rhode Island in the Rebellion'']can be viewed at [http://books.google.com/books http://books.google.com/books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/stonerirebellion00edwirich Archive.org.]<br>  
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=wcFEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA373&lpg=PA373&dq=1st+Regiment,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=7dyXVjJmfU&sig=N1Gs_4fnnxaEfucxyEnPA0T0vNU&hl=en&ei=dDFcTd7aJYnUtQOclODwAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=1st%20Regiment%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false Stone, Edwin W. ''Rhode Island in the Rebellion'']can be viewed at [http://books.google.com/books http://books.google.com/books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/stonerirebellion00edwirich Archive.org.]<br>  
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Chaplain T. Quinn, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery

Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery was organized at Providence in Batteries A-H between June 6, 1861 and October 14, 1862. They were mustered out between June 11, 1865 and July 3, 1865.[1]

For more information see, The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island, Artillery Units.

Batteries in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a battery (company) recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, batteries (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 battery (company) recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4,377 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

  • BATTERY "A" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
    Battery "A" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in June 6, 1861. It was transferred to Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Artillery, September 30, 1864.
- Reichardt, Theodore. Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, (Providence: N. Bangs Williams, 1865). This book can be viewed at Internet Archive, Artillery Reserve , Penn State ManyBooks, Project Gutenberg, and Open Library. It can be purchased at Amazon .com
- Battery A, 1st R.I. Light Artillery contains history, rolls, etc.
- Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Museum, Find out why Rhode Island Volunteer Citizen Soldiers were regarded as the best in the artillery during the Civil War. It includes history and pictures.
- Wikipedia page on Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery contains history, etc.
- Aldrich, Thomas M. The history of Battery A, First regiment Rhode Island light artillery in the war to preserve the union, 1861-1865 , can be viewed at books.google.com .
  • BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
    Battery "B" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in August 13, 1861. It was moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15 and Grand Review May 23. It was mustered out on June 13, 1865.
    For more information,see the Wikipedia article, "Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery".
- Battery "B" 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery A non-profit organization of historians and re-enactors of the American Civil War 1861-65. It includes historical accounts as well as the offically reactivated Battery B Rhode Island Light Artillery as of May 25, 1986.
- The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island 
Rhodes, John H. - The history of Battery B, first regiment Rhode Island light artillery: in'war to preserve the Union[1]
- Civil War in the East; a reference guide to America's Civil War
  • BATTERY "C" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
    Battery "C" 1st Regiment Lighty Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in August 25, 1861. It was consolidated with Battery "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, on December 23, 1864.
- For more information see, The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island
  • BATTERY "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery.
    Battery "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery was organized at Providence and mustered in September 4, 1861. It was on duty in the Shenandoah Valley until July, 1865.
    It was mustered out on July 17, 1865.For more information see, The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island
- Sumner, George C. - Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the Civil War. film #1550113.
- Fenner, Earl - The History of Battery H First regiment of Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve the Union 1861-1865, Bibliography

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Aldrich, Thomas M. The history of Battery A, First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery i n the war to preserve the Union 1861-1865. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976) FHL Film 1490894
  • Lewis, George. The history of Battery E, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the war of 1861 and 1865 to preserve the Union. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987) FHL Film 1550108

Internet Sites

American Civl War Pictures & Photos - *photo of Chaplin T. Quinn

The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island

Genealogybooklinks.com Rhode Island Civil War Regiments

Books

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)