1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery

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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.

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

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, can be viewed at ManyBooks, Project Gutenberg, Open Library, Artillery Reserve and Internet Archive. 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

  • 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 acounts 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 

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.  FHL 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


Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/batteryahomepage.html

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.


Other Sources

Internet Sites

The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Histories, Rhode Island

Civil War Regiments from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND INFANTRY REGIMENTS

CIVIL WAR INDEX Primary source for material on the soldiers and the battles
Union Army regimental History Index

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.


Books

 Stone, Edwin W. Rhode Island in the Rebellion  can be viewed at http://books.google.com/books

Boston Public Library - Monthly bulletin of books added to the Public Library of the City of Boston

Grandchamp, Robert - The boys of Adams' Battery G: the Civil War through the eyes of a Union