3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Military Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery

Brief History

The 3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery was organized at Providence as 3rd Infantry August, 1861, but reorganized at Hilton Head, S. C., as Heavy Artillery December 19, 1861.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The Regiment was lost during service; 2 Officers and 39 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 90 Enlisted men by disease, for a total of 135. For more information see, "www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriarty.htm".

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 Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,740 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

  • Battery "B".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April 1862. Mustered out August 27, 1865.
  • For more information on the history of this unit, see:
  • The Civil War Archive section, 3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "B", (accessed 16 November 2012).
  • Battery "C".
  • See Civil War Archive section,
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out June 9, 1865.
  • Battery "D".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. Mustered out August 27, 1865.
    See Wikipedia
  • Battery "E".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864.
    See Wikipedia
  • Battery "F".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864.
  • Battery "G".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864.
  • Battery "H".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864.
  • Battery "I".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864.
  • Battery "K".
    Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Mustered out October 4, 1864
  • Battery "L".
    Organized at Providence March 17, 1862 Transferred to other Companies March 10, 1865.
  • Battery "M"
    Organized at Providence March, 1862, and joined Regiment at Hilton Head, S.C. Consolidated with other Companies of Battalion then organized March 10, 1865.

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.
  • Denison, Frederic. Shot and Shell: the Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery regiment in the Rebellion, 1861-1865. View online at archive.org
  • Denison, Frederic. Army Hymns; written for the Third Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.
  • Extract from the history of the Third Regiment R.I. Heavy Artillery, published in the Adjutant General's Report of the state of Rhode Island,(reprint of 1865) 1893. Read online at Open Library

References

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