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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Rhode Island Military Records|Rhode Island Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Rhode_Island_in_the_Civil_War]]''  
  
 
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=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
  
Rhode Island furnished 25,236&nbsp;soldiers to the Union Army.<ref name="wikipedia">Wikipedia.org, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_in_the_American_Civil_War Rhode Island in the American Civil War], (accessed 17 March 2011)</ref>&nbsp; The men&nbsp;were organized&nbsp;into about 10 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry units, and 6 artillery units (including one Colored Troop).
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Rhode Island's quota was 23,778 men in 8 regiments of infantry, 3 regiments and a squadron of cavalry, 3 regiments of heavy artillery and one regiment of light artillery.<ref>Richard M. Bayles, ed., ''History of Newport County, Rhode Island'', (New York, New York: L.E. Preston, 1888). {{FHL|144902|item|disp=FHL book 974.56 H2b}}, volume 1, page 422.</ref>  
  
The Wikipedia article, Rh[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_in_the_American_Civil_War ode Island in the American Civil War], has additional information.  
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According to Wikipedia, Rhode Island furnished 25,236 soldiers to the Union Army.<ref name="wikipedia">Wikipedia.org, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_in_the_American_Civil_War Rhode Island in the American Civil War], (accessed 17 March 2011)</ref>&nbsp; The men&nbsp;were organized&nbsp;into about 10 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry units, and 6 artillery units (including one Colored Troop).
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The Wikipedia article,[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_in_the_American_Civil_War Rhode Island in the American Civil War], has additional information.  
  
 
=== Rhode Island Military Units  ===
 
=== Rhode Island Military Units  ===
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=== Records and Resources  ===
 
=== Records and Resources  ===
  
*Indexes to service (Family History Library films 821940-46) and pension records of Union army soldiers are on film at the Family History Library. The service and pension records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]] and [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
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*Indexes to service (Family History Library films 821940-46) and pension records of Union army soldiers are on film at the Family History Library. The service and pension records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]] and [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].
  
 
*A published roster of soldiers is in Rhode Island Adjutant General, ''Annual Report of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations For the Year 1865, 1866'', Revised, Two Volumes. (Providence: E. L. Freeman, 1893-95); Family History Library {{FHL|294561|title-id|disp=book 974.5 M2ri; film 982363; fiche 6046949}}; 1866 ed. on {{FHL|114116|title-id|disp=film 908721}}. This includes each soldier's residence, his date of enlistment, his dates of muster-in and muster-out, and regimental sketches.
 
*A published roster of soldiers is in Rhode Island Adjutant General, ''Annual Report of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations For the Year 1865, 1866'', Revised, Two Volumes. (Providence: E. L. Freeman, 1893-95); Family History Library {{FHL|294561|title-id|disp=book 974.5 M2ri; film 982363; fiche 6046949}}; 1866 ed. on {{FHL|114116|title-id|disp=film 908721}}. This includes each soldier's residence, his date of enlistment, his dates of muster-in and muster-out, and regimental sketches.
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*'''1890 Census Veterans Schedules''' - The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules, the "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Rhode Island. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Rhode Island in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].
 
*'''1890 Census Veterans Schedules''' - The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules, the "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Rhode Island. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Rhode Island in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].
  
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*''How to Order Military &amp; Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans from the National Archives'' - by Cyndi Ingle Howells [http://www.cyndislist.com/cyndi/pensions.html www.cyndislist.com]
 
*''How to Order Military &amp; Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans from the National Archives'' - by Cyndi Ingle Howells [http://www.cyndislist.com/cyndi/pensions.html www.cyndislist.com]
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
[[F:\civil war\Military Records & Military Indexes_ Service Records, Soldiers, Civil War, Revolutionary War, Volunteers, Prisoners, Regiments, Draft Records.htm|Genealogy.org]] - Military Records and Military Indexes
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/civil/rosters/index.htm Accessgenealogy.com ]- Civil War Regiments, Rosters, and Muster Rolls
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[http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html The American Civil War Homepage]
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[http://www.ancestry.com/?o_xid=21837&o_lid=21837&o_sch=Search Ancestry.org;]- a paid subscription site with Military Records and Military Indexes  
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[http://www.provlib.org/exhibitions/civilwarephemera The Caleb Fiske Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery] at the Providence Public Library
  
 
[http://www.civilwar.com/battles/battle-summaries.html?start=100 Civil War Battle summaries]- Summaries of battles that were fought in the Civil War in alphabetical order  
 
[http://www.civilwar.com/battles/battle-summaries.html?start=100 Civil War Battle summaries]- Summaries of battles that were fought in the Civil War in alphabetical order  
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[http://nps-vip.net/history/reenact/union.htm Civil War Reenacting Unites] - Union Companies  
 
[http://nps-vip.net/history/reenact/union.htm Civil War Reenacting Unites] - Union Companies  
  
[http://cmdrmierka.tripod.com/1stRIcartesDeVisite.html The Cartes de Visit Album &amp; History of the First Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry R.I.D.M. - &nbsp;]&nbsp;Thumb Nail Civil War Biographies.  
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[http://cmdrmierka.tripod.com/1stRIcartesDeVisite.html The Cartes de Visit Album &amp; History of the First Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry R.I.D.M. ]Thumb Nail Civil War Biographies.  
  
 
''Don Toiani's regiments and niforms of the Civil War ''- by Don Troiani, Earl J. Coates, Michael J McAfee available at [http://books.google.com/books?id=F_rWkKT8ta4C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]  
 
''Don Toiani's regiments and niforms of the Civil War ''- by Don Troiani, Earl J. Coates, Michael J McAfee available at [http://books.google.com/books?id=F_rWkKT8ta4C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]  
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/civil/rosters/index.htm Accessgenealogy.com ]- Civil War Regiments, Rosters, and Muster Rolls<br>[http://www.researchonline.net/ricw/index.htm Researchonline.net]  
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[http://www.researchonline.net/ricw/index.htm Researchonline.net]  
  
 
[http://go.fold3.com/results.php?category=civil-war&xid=1169&links=0&vs=1&gclid=CNjfwfuKvKwCFQZThwodsDEPpg Fold3] - 31,923,107 records in Civil War Records  
 
[http://go.fold3.com/results.php?category=civil-war&xid=1169&links=0&vs=1&gclid=CNjfwfuKvKwCFQZThwodsDEPpg Fold3] - 31,923,107 records in Civil War Records  
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[http://www.digitalbookindex.org/_search/search010histusregimentsa.asp Digital Book Index] - Free eBooks on Civil War Regiments  
 
[http://www.digitalbookindex.org/_search/search010histusregimentsa.asp Digital Book Index] - Free eBooks on Civil War Regiments  
  
[http://www.genealogybooklinks.com/CW%20reg%20Rhode%20Island.htm Rhode Island Civil War Regiments]&nbsp;at genealogybooklinks.com. This site has links to many books on line.  
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[http://www.mosocco.com/ James River Publications Civil War]
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[http://rigarcwmuseum.tripod.com/museum/museumprofile.html The Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum];
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[http://relicman.com/ The Civil War Relicman Harry Ridgeway ]- sells authentic relices from the Civil War
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[http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/RI.php Rhode Island at Gettysburg] - Monuments
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[http://www.civilwar.n2genealogy.com/facts/state-ri.html Rhode Island Civil War Facts] - at n2genealogy.com
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[http://www.thehistoricalarchive.com/products/b387.html Rhode Island Civil War Regimental Histories Book Collection on CD] - available to purchase at The Historical Archive.com
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[http://www.genealogybooklinks.com/CW%20reg%20Rhode%20Island.htm Rhode Island Civil War Regiments] - at genealogybooklinks.com. This site has links to many books on line.  
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[http://www.ricwrt.com/home.html Rhode Island Civil War Round Table];
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[http://www.rhodeisland-genealogy.com/Rhode-Island-Military-Records.cfm Rhode Island Genealogy - Military Records]
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[http://www.rihs.org/mssinv/Mss673sg4.htm Rhode Island Historical Society ]- Official records and personal diaries
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[http://www.rihs.org/refmil.htm Military Research] helps
  
 
[http://www.geocities.ws/generalgreene1770/rimollusframepages/ricivilwarofficers.html Geocities.ws] - Roster of all Union Civil War Officers of Rhode Island.  
 
[http://www.geocities.ws/generalgreene1770/rimollusframepages/ricivilwarofficers.html Geocities.ws] - Roster of all Union Civil War Officers of Rhode Island.  
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[http://genforum.genealogy.com/cureton/messages/576.html Genealogy.com] GenForum  
 
[http://genforum.genealogy.com/cureton/messages/576.html Genealogy.com] GenForum  
  
[http://www.genealogy-quest.com/rhode-island/executions.html Genealogy Quest]- Lists of Soldiers, Serving in Unites from Rhode Isalnd
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[http://www.genealogy-quest.com/rhode-island/executions.html Genealogy Quest]- Lists of Soldiers, Serving in Unites from Rhode Island
  
 
[http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/links.htm Sila's Reenacting links]  
 
[http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/links.htm Sila's Reenacting links]  
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[http://www.mosocco.com/rhodeisland.html Mosocco.com]  
 
[http://www.mosocco.com/rhodeisland.html Mosocco.com]  
  
[http://www.providenceri.com/archives/375th-essays-providence-and-civil-war 375th Essays Providence and Civil War] -&nbsp; ''Providence and Civil War ''by Frank J. Williams, the chair of the Rhode Island Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission.<br>
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[http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/ PBS.org ]- Images of the Civil War  
  
[http://ccri.edu/marketing/news_events/2011/april/civil_war.html Community College of Rhode Island&nbsp;]- CCRI professors share history of the Civil War, April 25, 2011  
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[http://www.provlib.org/ri-civil-war-ephemera/rhode-island-regiments-embarking-providence-new-york-and-washington-illustrati Providence Public Library ]- Regiments Embarking at Providence for New York and Washington-Illustration
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[http://www.providenceri.com/archives/375th-essays-providence-and-civil-war 375th Essays Providence and Civil War] - ''Providence and Civil War ''by Frank J. Williams, the chair of the Rhode Island Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission.<br>
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[http://ccri.edu/marketing/news_events/2011/april/civil_war.html Community College of Rhode Island;]- CCRI professors share history of the Civil War, April 25, 2011  
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[http://www.archive.org/details/newindextocivilm00smit New Index to the Civil and military lists of Rhode Island] - Two volumes in one, giving Christian and family names, arranged alphabetically. Read online.
  
 
[http://www.oocities.org/zouavedatabase/cwuni.html The Civil War Zouave Database]  
 
[http://www.oocities.org/zouavedatabase/cwuni.html The Civil War Zouave Database]  
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[http://www.civilwararchive.com/RESEARCH1/reghistory.htm The Civil War Archives Regimental History Research Room]  
 
[http://www.civilwararchive.com/RESEARCH1/reghistory.htm The Civil War Archives Regimental History Research Room]  
  
[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USri-wi.html Union Army Regimental History Index] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1300380314109_423" />
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[http://www.civilwararchive.com/unionri.htm The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Index for Rhode Island] - a listing of all regiments that fought durint the U.S. Civil War
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[http://www.civil-war.net/ The Civil War Home Page] - one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet.
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[http://www.army.mil/africanamericans/timeline.html Timeline of Events for African Americans in the U.S. Army]
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[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USri-wi.html Union Army Regimental History Index] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1300380314109_423" />  
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[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USri-wi.html United States, Civil War Regimental Histories Index, Rhode Island]
  
 
[http://brown.rays-place.com/civilwar/ri-cw-form.htm Browns in the Civil War] Lists people with the surname of Brown who served in the Civil War from Rhode Island.<br>[http://www.thecivilwaromnibus.com/volume2index.html The Civil War Omnibus]  
 
[http://brown.rays-place.com/civilwar/ri-cw-form.htm Browns in the Civil War] Lists people with the surname of Brown who served in the Civil War from Rhode Island.<br>[http://www.thecivilwaromnibus.com/volume2index.html The Civil War Omnibus]  
  
[http://www.nataliesnet.com/tewksbury/civilwar.htm Tewksburys in the Civil War]&nbsp;- Lists people with the surname of Tewksbury who served in the Civil War  
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[http://www.nataliesnet.com/tewksbury/civilwar.htm Tewksburys in the Civil War]- Lists people with the surname of Tewksbury who served in the Civil War  
  
 
''Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers who were engaged in the service of their country during the Great Rebellion of the South''.- by John Russell Bartlett, the Secretary of State of the State of Rhode Island available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=s3k_AAAAYAAJ&pg=PR7&lpg=PR7&dq=Tompkins'+Battery,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=PSs3L5PgHE&sig=kiKNz6FSelRzNkHVuqEVj780iQg&hl=en&ei=0q85TpatC6zTiALH4_HvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCYQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Tompkins'%20Battery%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false Google Books.com]  
 
''Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers who were engaged in the service of their country during the Great Rebellion of the South''.- by John Russell Bartlett, the Secretary of State of the State of Rhode Island available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=s3k_AAAAYAAJ&pg=PR7&lpg=PR7&dq=Tompkins'+Battery,+Rhode+Island+Light+Artillery&source=bl&ots=PSs3L5PgHE&sig=kiKNz6FSelRzNkHVuqEVj780iQg&hl=en&ei=0q85TpatC6zTiALH4_HvDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCYQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Tompkins'%20Battery%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20Light%20Artillery&f=false Google Books.com]  
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''Official Army register for September 1869 - ''by United States. Adjutant-General's Office. available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=vXgqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&dq=Unassigned+Rhode+Island+Infantry&source=bl&ots=HKEe-ZUjta&sig=zxQF96uQsMQvLOu6AG7xgV5gp5g&hl=en# Google Books.com]  
 
''Official Army register for September 1869 - ''by United States. Adjutant-General's Office. available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=vXgqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&dq=Unassigned+Rhode+Island+Infantry&source=bl&ots=HKEe-ZUjta&sig=zxQF96uQsMQvLOu6AG7xgV5gp5g&hl=en# Google Books.com]  
  
''Uniforms of the Civil War: An Illustrated Guide for Historians, Collectors, and Reenactors&nbsp;- ''Ron Field, Robin Smith&nbsp; available on [http://books.google.com/books/about/Uniforms_of_the_Civil_War.html?id=bGA_TXpHPO8C Google Books.com]
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''Uniforms of the Civil War: An Illustrated Guide for Historians, Collectors, and Reenactors&nbsp;- ''Ron Field, Robin Smith available on [http://books.google.com/books/about/Uniforms_of_the_Civil_War.html?id=bGA_TXpHPO8C Google Books.com]  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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Major General Ambrose Burnside of Rhode Island

Introduction

Rhode Island's quota was 23,778 men in 8 regiments of infantry, 3 regiments and a squadron of cavalry, 3 regiments of heavy artillery and one regiment of light artillery.[1]

According to Wikipedia, Rhode Island furnished 25,236 soldiers to the Union Army.[2]  The men were organized into about 10 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry units, and 6 artillery units (including one Colored Troop).

The Wikipedia article,Rhode Island in the American Civil War, has additional information.

Rhode Island Military Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.

The information in the lists of Rhode Island Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.


Rhode Island Military Units by Number or Type of Unit
Union Units
1st-20th and A-Z
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Colored Troops
Unassign- ed Units





Records and Resources

  • Indexes to service (Family History Library films 821940-46) and pension records of Union army soldiers are on film at the Family History Library. The service and pension records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see Union Service Records and Union Pension Records.
  • A published roster of soldiers is in Rhode Island Adjutant General, Annual Report of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations For the Year 1865, 1866, Revised, Two Volumes. (Providence: E. L. Freeman, 1893-95); Family History Library book 974.5 M2ri; film 982363; fiche 6046949; 1866 ed. on film 908721. This includes each soldier's residence, his date of enlistment, his dates of muster-in and muster-out, and regimental sketches.
  • Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.
  • 1890 Census Veterans Schedules - The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules, the "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Rhode Island. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Rhode Island in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.


  • How to Order Military & Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans from the National Archives - by Cyndi Ingle Howells www.cyndislist.com

Other Sources

Accessgenealogy.com - Civil War Regiments, Rosters, and Muster Rolls

The American Civil War Homepage

Ancestry.org;- a paid subscription site with Military Records and Military Indexes

The Caleb Fiske Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery at the Providence Public Library

Civil War Battle summaries- Summaries of battles that were fought in the Civil War in alphabetical order

Civil War Index - Primary Source Material on the Soldiers and the Battles

Civil War Links - Soldiers & Generals, and Unit Indexes

Civil War Reenacting Unites - Union Companies

The Cartes de Visit Album & History of the First Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry R.I.D.M. Thumb Nail Civil War Biographies.

Don Toiani's regiments and niforms of the Civil War - by Don Troiani, Earl J. Coates, Michael J McAfee available at Google books

Researchonline.net

Fold3 - 31,923,107 records in Civil War Records

Frederickscurg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial, National Military Park, Virginia - The Bloodiest Landscape in North America

Digital Book Index - Free eBooks on Civil War Regiments

James River Publications Civil War

The Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum;

The Civil War Relicman Harry Ridgeway - sells authentic relices from the Civil War

Rhode Island at Gettysburg - Monuments

Rhode Island Civil War Facts - at n2genealogy.com

Rhode Island Civil War Regimental Histories Book Collection on CD - available to purchase at The Historical Archive.com

Rhode Island Civil War Regiments - at genealogybooklinks.com. This site has links to many books on line.

Rhode Island Civil War Round Table;

Rhode Island Genealogy - Military Records

Rhode Island Historical Society - Official records and personal diaries

Military Research helps

Geocities.ws - Roster of all Union Civil War Officers of Rhode Island.

Genealogy.com GenForum

Genealogy Quest- Lists of Soldiers, Serving in Unites from Rhode Island

Sila's Reenacting links

MilitaryHistoryOnline

Mosocco.com

PBS.org - Images of the Civil War

Providence Public Library - Regiments Embarking at Providence for New York and Washington-Illustration

375th Essays Providence and Civil War - Providence and Civil War by Frank J. Williams, the chair of the Rhode Island Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission.

Community College of Rhode Island;- CCRI professors share history of the Civil War, April 25, 2011

New Index to the Civil and military lists of Rhode Island - Two volumes in one, giving Christian and family names, arranged alphabetically. Read online.

The Civil War Zouave Database

The Civil War Archives Regimental History Research Room

The Civil War Archive Union Regimental Index for Rhode Island - a listing of all regiments that fought durint the U.S. Civil War

The Civil War Home Page - one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet.

Timeline of Events for African Americans in the U.S. Army

Union Army Regimental History Index

United States, Civil War Regimental Histories Index, Rhode Island

Browns in the Civil War Lists people with the surname of Brown who served in the Civil War from Rhode Island.
The Civil War Omnibus

Tewksburys in the Civil War- Lists people with the surname of Tewksbury who served in the Civil War

Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers who were engaged in the service of their country during the Great Rebellion of the South.- by John Russell Bartlett, the Secretary of State of the State of Rhode Island available on Google Books.com

Official Army register for September 1869 - by United States. Adjutant-General's Office. available on Google Books.com

Uniforms of the Civil War: An Illustrated Guide for Historians, Collectors, and Reenactors - Ron Field, Robin Smith available on Google Books.com

References

  1. Richard M. Bayles, ed., History of Newport County, Rhode Island, (New York, New York: L.E. Preston, 1888). FHL book 974.56 H2b, volume 1, page 422.
  2. Wikipedia.org, Rhode Island in the American Civil War, (accessed 17 March 2011)