Rhode Island in the Civil War

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  • 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry<br>Organized at Pawtucket as 1st New England Cavalry, afterwards designated
  • 1st Rhode Island Cavalry<br>December 14, 1861, to March 3, 1862<br>Mustered out at Baltimore, Md., August 3, 1865.
  • 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry (3 months, 1861)<br>Organized in Rhode Island, April, 1861<br>Left Washington for home July 25, 1861. Mustered out August 2, 1861.<br>
    *1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry <br>Organized at Providence November 21, 1862.<br>Transferred to 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry January 14, 1864.
    *2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence June, 1861 <br>Moved to Washington via Richmond May 20-June 7. <br>Mustered out July 13, 1865.<br>
    *3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery<br>Organized at Providence as 3rd Infantry August, 1861.<br>Reorganized at Hilton Head, S. C., as Heavy Artillery December 19, 1861.<br>
    *3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry<br>Organized at Providence September 12, 1863.<br>Last place: Bayou de Large, May 27.<br>Mustered out November 29, 1865.<br>
    *3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
    *4th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry<br>Organized at Providence, 1861. <br>Old members mustered out October 15, 1864.

<br>Veterans and Recruits consolidated with 7th Rhode Island Infantry.<br>

  • 5th Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery<br>Organized at New Berne, N. C., from 5th Rhode Island Infantry, May 27, 1863. <br>Designation of Regiment changed to 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery July, 1863.<br>
    *7th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence May to September, 1862.<br>Last place: Washington, D. C., April 20-28. Grand Review May 23.<br>Mustered out June 9, 1865.<br>
    *7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry (3 months, 1862)<br>Organized at Providence and mustered in for three months June 24, 1862. <br>Last place: Harpers Ferry. <br>Mustered out September 26, 1862, expiration of term.<br>
    *Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence May 26, 1862. <br>Last Place: Fort Davis. Mustered out September 2, 1862.<br>
    *10th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence May 26, 1862. <br>Last Place: Fort Pennsylvania <br>Mustered out September 1, 1862<br>
    *11th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence and mustered in October 1, 1862. <br>Last Place: Yorktown<br>Mustered out July 13, 1863.<br>
    *12th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Providence and mustered in for nine months October 18, 1862.<br>Last Place: Providence.

Mustered out July 29, 1863.<br>

  • Hospital Guards, Rhode Island Infantry <br>Organized at Portsmouth Grove December 6, 1862.<br>Mustered out August 26, 1865. <br>
    *Tompkins' Battery, Rhode Island Light Artillery (3 months, 1861) <br>

Organized at Providence for three months' service April, 1861.<br>Last Place: Providence<br>Mustered out August 2, 1861. <br>

  • Unassigned Rhode Island Volunteers <br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
    *Unassigned Rhode Island Infantry <br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>