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Rhode Island 1st Volunteer Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on May 1st, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on August 2nd, 1861.

Notable Battles:

  • First Bull Run fought on July 21st, 1861 near Fairfax County, Virginia; Prince William County, Virginia

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Balch, Joseph Pope (Major/Brigadier General, April 1861 - August 1861; Brevet Brig-gen/Brigadier General/Colonel/Full Major/Lieutenant Colonel, March 1865 - ?)
  • Bowers, William L (#Second Lieutenant, May 1861 - June 1861; Captain, June 1861 - January 1862)
  • Burnside, Ambrose Everett (Colonel, April 1861 - August 1861; Full Brig-gen/Full Colonel/Full Major-gen/Major General/Colonel, March 1862 - April 1865)
  • Carr, George Wheaton (Assistant Surgeon/Second Assistant Surgeon/Surgeon, April 1861 - July 1861)
  • Cole, Alvan (Assistant Commissary/Lieutenant/assistant Commissary Of Subsistence/Lieutenant/assistant Commissary Of Subsistence, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • DeWitt, Henry A. (Engineer, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Dyer, Cyrus G. (First Lieutenant, April 1861 - June 1861)
  • Engs, John S. (Sergeant Major, June 1861 - August 1861)
  • Goddard, William (Major, April 1861 - June 1861; Brevet Brig-gen/Brevet Colonel/Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel/Full Major/Major/Brigadier General, June 1861 - August 1861)
  • Hunter, William L. (Comm Sergeant/Commissary Sergeant, April 1861 - May 1861; Commissary Sergeant, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Jenckes, Elias M (Qm/Qtr Master Serg/Quartermaster Sergeant, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Kingsley, Walter B. (Private/band, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Lapham, George B. (Ordnance Sergeant, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Lyon, James W (Ordnance Sergeant, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Marshall, William F. (Musician/Private/musician, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Mason, George A. (Musician/Corporal/Private/musician, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Merriman, Charles Henry (First Lieutenant, April 1861 - May 1861; First Lieutenant/adjutant, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Miller, Nathaniel (Assistant Surgeon, July 1861 - August 1861)
  • Mowry, Albert E. (Musician, ? - April 1861; Private/musician, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Pitman, Joseph T. (Lieutenant Colonel, April 1861 - April 1861; Lieutenant Colonel, April 1861 - July 1861)
  • Pond, Abijah M (Band Musician/Musician, September 1861 - August 1862)
  • Potter, Edward L. (Band Musician, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Quinn, Thomas (Captain/assistant Chaplain, ? - April 1861; Assistant Chaplain/Chaplain, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Rivers, Henry Wheaton (Assistant Surgeon/Captain/assistant Surgeon, April 1861 - June 1861; Surgeon, June 1861 - August 1861)
  • Sisson, Henry T. (Paymaster; Major; Colonel, ? - April 1861; First Lieutenant, April 1861 - August 1861)
  • Slocum, John H. (First Major/Major, April 1861 - May 1861)
  • West, Benjamin G. (Chief Musician, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Wheaton, Frank (Surgeon, April 1861 - June 1861)
  • Woodbury, Augustus (Captain/chaplain/Captain/chaplain, April 1861 - August 1861)