1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry

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=== Other Sources  ===
 
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Rhode_Island_Cavalry Wikipedia]  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Rhode_Island_Cavalry The Wikipedia] Article on 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry (accessed 22 March 2013)
  
[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unricav.htm The Civl War Archive] Shows Regimental Histories  
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[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unricav.htm The Civl War Archive] Shows Regimental Histories 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry (accessed 22 March 2013<br>
  
[http://www.archive.org/stream/sabresandspurs00denirich#page/n5/mode/2up Denison, Rev. Frederic. ''Sabres and Spurs: The First Regiment Rhode Island Cavalry'']Book online  
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/sabresandspurs00denirich#page/n5/mode/2up Denison, Rev. Frederic. ''Sabres and Spurs: The First Regiment Rhode Island Cavalry'']Book online(accessed 22 March 2013)<br>
  
[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nh/topic/civilwar/nh1stcavreg.htm 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment Rosters]This regiment organized at Concord N.H., afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry as Companies I, K, L, M.  
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[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nh/topic/civilwar/nh1stcavreg.htm 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment Rosters]This regiment organized at Concord N.H., afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry as Companies I, K, L, M.(accessed 22 March 2013)<br>
  
[http://civilwarcavalry.com/?p=1758 Battle Flag of 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Returned] Tells about the regimental flag being lost and then returned in 2008  
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[http://civilwarcavalry.com/?p=1758 Battle Flag of 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Returned] Tells about the regimental flag being lost and then returned in 2008 (accessed 22 March 2013)
  
[http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/category/regiments/rhode-island-civil-war-regiments/1st-rhode-island-cavalry American Civil War Pictures &amp; Photos - 1st Rhode Island Cavalry] - Photo of Colonel Alfred Duffie, [http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/colonel-rb-lawton-1st-rhode-island-cavalry Photo of Colonel R.B. Lawton ]  
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[http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/category/regiments/rhode-island-civil-war-regiments/1st-rhode-island-cavalry American Civil War Pictures &amp; Photos - 1st Rhode Island Cavalry] - Photo of Colonel Alfred Duffie, [http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/colonel-rb-lawton-1st-rhode-island-cavalry Photo of Colonel R.B. Lawton ](accessed 22 March 2013)
  
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>

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Contents

Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry was organized at Pawtucket as 1st New England Cavalry.Afterwards it was designated as 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, It was mustered in on December 14, 1861 to March 3, 1862. It was mustered out at Baltimore, Maryland, August 3, 1865.[1]

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 2,124 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

The Wikipedia Article on 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry (accessed 22 March 2013)

The Civl War Archive Shows Regimental Histories 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry (accessed 22 March 2013

Denison, Rev. Frederic. Sabres and Spurs: The First Regiment Rhode Island CavalryBook online(accessed 22 March 2013)

1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment RostersThis regiment organized at Concord N.H., afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry as Companies I, K, L, M.(accessed 22 March 2013)

Battle Flag of 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Returned Tells about the regimental flag being lost and then returned in 2008 (accessed 22 March 2013)

American Civil War Pictures & Photos - 1st Rhode Island Cavalry - Photo of Colonel Alfred Duffie, Photo of Colonel R.B. Lawton (accessed 22 March 2013)

  • 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.

References

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