Rhode Island Military History

Below are Rhode Island military lists and various books on Rhode Island military history. 

The Adjutant General’s Reports and Personal Narratives from the Civil War have their own pages.

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Rhode Island Muster Rolls, Registers and Military Lists

Annual Reports of the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island

1861 to 1922

Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1647 – 1800

Volume 1

by Joseph Jencks Smith

Published in 1901

Civil and Military List of Rhode Island, 1800-1850

Volume 2

by Joseph Jencks Smith

Published in 1901

New Index to the Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island

Volume 3

by Joseph Jencks Smith

Published in 1907

Names of Officers, Soldiers and Seamen in Rhode Island Regiments … Who Lost their Lives in the Defence of their Country in the Suppression of the Late Rebellion

Published in 1869

Nine Muster Rolls of Rhode Island Troops Enlisted During the Old French War

by William Rice

Published in 1915

Official Register of Rhode Island Officers and Soldiers Who Served in the United States Army and Navy from 1861 to 1865

by Rhode Island Adjutant General’s Office

Published in 1866

Peirce’s Colonial Lists:

Civil, Military and Professional Lists of Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies … 1621-1700

By Ebenezer W. Peirce

Published in 1881

Report Upon the Disabled Rhode Island Soldiers; their Names, Condition, and in What Hospital They Are

by Charlotte F. Mrs. Dailey

Published in 1863

Revolutionary Defences in Rhode Island: an Historical Account of the Fortifications and Beacons erected during the American Revolution, with Muster Rolls of the Companies Stationed Along the Shores of Narragansett Bay

by Edward Field

Published in 1896

Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars. A List of Rhode Island Soldiers & Sailors in King George’s War, 1740-1748

by Howard M. Chapin

Published in 1920

The Muster Rolls of Three Companies Enlisted by the Colony of Rhode Island in May, 1746

Corporate Author: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Published in 1915



Various Rhode Island Military History

Regimental Publications & Personal Narratives of the Civil War: A Checklist

Volume One Northern States Part III New England States

Compiled by C.E. Dornbusch

Published in 1961

Bar Bills at Crown Point: Some 1761 Law Suits Against Rhode Island soldiers

by Charles W. Farnham

Published 1960

Battery A, 103rd Field Artillery, in France

by Frederick Ambrose McKenna

Published in 1919

Civil War Photographs

2nd Rhode Infantry 1861-1865

From the Library of Congress

Civil War Record of Brown University

by Henry Sweetser Burrage

Published in 1920

Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery

by Theodore Reichardt. Written in the field

Published in 1865

Diary of Colonel Israel Angell, Commanding the Second Rhode Island Continental Regiment During the American Revolution, 1778-1781

by Israel Angell and Edward Field

Published in 1899

History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, During the Spring and Summer of 1861

by Charles H Clarke

Published in 1891

History of the 103rd Field Artillery (Twenty-sixth division, A. E. F.) World War, 1917-1919,

by W. F. Kernan and Henry T. Samson.

Published 193-

History of the Ninth and Tenth Regiments Rhode Island Volunteers, and the Tenth Rhode Island Battery, in the Union Army in 1862

by William Arnold Spicer

Published in 1892

History of the Seventh Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry

by Augustus Whittemore Corliss and Henry E. Alvord

Published in 1879

History of the Twelfth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, in the Civil War, 1862-1863

by Rhode Island Infantry

Published in 1904

Irish Rhode Islanders in the American Revolution

by Thomas Hamilton Murray

Published in 1903

Journal of the … Annual Encampment of the Department of Rhode Island, Grand Army of the Republic 1867 to 1890

8 Publications

Report on the Physical Condition of the Rhode Island Regiments, Now in the Field, in Virginia and in the Vicinity of Washington, D. C. … 1863

by Lloyd Morton

Published in 1863

Rhode Island in the Rebellion

by Edwin Winchester Stone

Published in 1865

The Militia Law of the State of Rhode Island:

… With the laws Relating to Volunteers, Bounties, Exemptions, Provision for Families of Soldiers

Published in 1862