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 First Regiment and First Battery Rhode Island Detached Militia Veteran Association Records

 Veterans' organization, Providence, R.I.

 Records, 1879-1923

 Size: 1 linear foot

 Catalog number: MSS 1006

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, September 1997

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            This organization was formed in 1879 by the veterans of two Civil War regiments: the First Regiment Rhode Island Detached Militia and the First Battery Rhode Island Light Artillery. Its mission as stated in its constitution was "keeping alive the remembrance of the events and incidents of their service and of their associations with each other." They met for annual reunions through at least 1923.

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Constitution and by-laws, 1880-1897, with scrapbook through 1921.

Register of sons in military service, 1898, with scrapbook through 1917

Minutes of reunions, 1879-1923

Minutes of committee, 1885-1887, with scrapbook through 1921

Minutes of committee, 1898-1920

Treasurer's book, 1880-1920 (in folder)

Treasurer's book, 1913-1923

"List of names of Companies C and D Veteran Association", 1886

List of regiment members who have not joined the veteran's association, 1889

Membership roll, 1880-1921

Membership roll, 1889-1891

Scrapbook, ca. 1986-1920

Folder of loose items:

Roster of Company G, 1919

Roster of Company C, through 1895

3 letters received, 1918-1924

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First Regiment, Rhode Island Detached Militia

First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery

United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Veterans - Rhode Island

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