2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry
The 2nd Regiment, Rhode Island was organized at Providence June, 1861. It was mustered out July 13, 1865.
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.
Rhode, Elisha and Robert Hunt, All for the Union : a history of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in the war of the g reat rebellion, as told by the diary and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes w ho enlisted as a private in '61 and rose to the command of his regiment FHL 974.5 M2r 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. FHL film 1,550,112.
Find a Grave - Rhode Island
Wikipedia - 2nd Rode Island Infantry
Stone Sentinels - Monument to the 2nd Rode Island Infantry Regiment in Gettysburg
Photo of John Ryan of Company H- Private. Shows the regiment uniform with shoulder scales