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.[1]

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

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.

  • 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 FreeFictionBooks.org, 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 , 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.
- 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.

Internet Sites

Books

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

- 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

References

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