2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry

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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
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'''Books and Films'''  
  
 
*Ash, Stephen V. ''Firebrand of liberty: the story of two black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War.'' (New York, New York&nbsp;: W.W. Norton, c2008) {{FHL|1473623|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 M2as}}
 
*Ash, Stephen V. ''Firebrand of liberty: the story of two black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War.'' (New York, New York&nbsp;: W.W. Norton, c2008) {{FHL|1473623|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 M2as}}
  
*Crossley, William J. ''Extracts from my diary, and from my experiences while boarding with Jefferson Davis : in three of his notorious hotels, in Richmond, Va., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Salisbury, N. C., from July, 1861, to June, 1862.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), {{FHL|788241|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083357}}  
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*Crossley, William J. ''Extracts from my diary, and from my experiences while boarding with Jefferson Davis&nbsp;: in three of his notorious hotels, in Richmond, Va., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Salisbury, N. C., from July, 1861, to June, 1862.'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991), {{FHL|788241|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083357}}
  
*Rhode, Elisha and Robert Hunt, ''All for the Union: a history of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in the war of the great rebellion, as told by the diary and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes who enlisted as a private in '61 and rose to the command of his regiment.'' (Lincoln, Rhode Island&nbsp;: Andrew Mowbray, Inc., c1985), {{FHL|462132|item|disp=FHL book 974.5 M2}} Available for purchase on [http://www.amazon.com/Union-Civli-Letters-Elisha-Rhodes/dp/B001LAZWFQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399481025&sr=8-2&keywords=Rhode%2C+Elisha+and+Robert+Hunt%2C Amazon.com]<br>
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*Martin, Jacob H. ''The campaign life of Lt.-Col. Henry Harrison Young : aid-de-camp to General Sheridan and chief of his scouts.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), {{FHL|788240|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083356}}
  
*Woodbury, Agustus.''The Second Rhode Island Regiment: a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the Union.'' (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987), {{FHL|552076|item|disp=FHL film 1550112}}  
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*Rhode, Elisha and Robert Hunt, ''All for the Union: a history of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in the war of the great rebellion, as told by the diary and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes who enlisted as a private in '61 and rose to the command of his regiment.'' (Lincoln, Rhode Island&nbsp;: Andrew Mowbray, Inc., c1985), {{FHL|462132|item|disp=FHL book 974.5 M2}} Available for purchase on [http://www.amazon.com/Union-Civli-Letters-Elisha-Rhodes/dp/B001LAZWFQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399481025&sr=8-2&keywords=Rhode%2C+Elisha+and+Robert+Hunt%2C Amazon.com]<br>
  
'''Internet sites''' 
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*Woodbury, Agustus.''The Second Rhode Island Regiment: a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the Union.'' (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987), {{FHL|552076|item|disp=FHL film 1550112}}
  
*American Civil War Pictures &amp; photos - [http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/captain-cg-dyer-2nd-ri-infantry-0 photo of Captain C. G. Dyer]
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'''Internet sites'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=42 Find a Grave] - Rhode Island
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*American Civil War Pictures &amp; photos - [http://www.americancivilwarphotos.com/content/captain-cg-dyer-2nd-ri-infantry-0 photo of Captain C. G. Dyer]
  
*[http://www.petersburgbreakthrough.org/2ndRI.htm 2nd Regiment of Rhode Island Infantry Descendants Association]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=42 Find a Grave] - Rhode Island
  
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriinf.htm The Civil War Archive]  
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*[http://www.petersburgbreakthrough.org/2ndRI.htm 2nd Regiment of Rhode Island Infantry Descendants Association]
  
*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/RI/RI02.php Civil War in the East]  
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unriinf.htm The Civil War Archive]
  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/GARvets/ Rhode Island Volunteers Civil War Re-enactor Association]  
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*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/RI/RI02.php Civil War in the East]
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Rhode_Island_Infantry Wikipedia ]- 2nd Rode Island Infantry
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/GARvets/ Rhode Island Volunteers Civil War Re-enactor Association]
  
*[http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/RI/2RI.php Stone Sentinels] - Monument to the 2nd Rode Island Infantry Regiment in Gettysburg
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Rhode_Island_Infantry Wikipedia ]- 2nd Rode Island Infantry
  
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/5229238376/ Photo of John Ryan of Company H]- Private. Shows the regiment uniform with shoulder scales
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*[http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/RI/2RI.php Stone Sentinels] - Monument to the 2nd Rode Island Infantry Regiment in Gettysburg
  
*[http://www.thecivilwaromnibus.com/volume2index.html The Civil War Omnibus]  
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/5229238376/ Photo of John Ryan of Company H]- Private. Shows the regiment uniform with shoulder scales
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state;FSstateid=42 <br>
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*[http://www.thecivilwaromnibus.com/volume2index.html The Civil War Omnibus]
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state;FSstateid=42 <br>
  
 
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Contents

Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Rhode Island was organized at Providence June, 1861. It was mustered out July 13, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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 2,989 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company K - many men from Newport County[2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,986 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.

Books and Films

  • Ash, Stephen V. Firebrand of liberty: the story of two black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War. (New York, New York : W.W. Norton, c2008) FHL Book 975.7 M2as
  • Crossley, William J. Extracts from my diary, and from my experiences while boarding with Jefferson Davis : in three of his notorious hotels, in Richmond, Va., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Salisbury, N. C., from July, 1861, to June, 1862. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6083357
  • Martin, Jacob H. The campaign life of Lt.-Col. Henry Harrison Young : aid-de-camp to General Sheridan and chief of his scouts. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6083356
  • Rhode, Elisha and Robert Hunt, All for the Union: a history of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in the war of the great rebellion, as told by the diary and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes who enlisted as a private in '61 and rose to the command of his regiment. (Lincoln, Rhode Island : Andrew Mowbray, Inc., c1985), FHL book 974.5 M2 Available for purchase on Amazon.com
  • Woodbury, Agustus.The Second Rhode Island Regiment: a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the Union. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987), FHL film 1550112

Internet sites

  • Stone Sentinels - Monument to the 2nd Rode Island Infantry Regiment in Gettysburg

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)
  2. Richard M. Bayles, History of Newport County, Rhode Island, (New York, New York : L.E. Preston, 1888), p. 425. FHL digital version.