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 Miscellaneous Military Records


 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 673 sg 13

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, November 1997

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Scope and content:

            As the title of the collection suggests, these are military records that do not fit into any of the other categories for our military papers. They are not records from the the major wars, nor are they records of the Rhode Island Militia.

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Folder 1. Legislation presented to the U.S. Congress re compensation of Col. Crary's regiment in the Revolution. Copies of bills, 1785-1836. 13 items.


Folder 2. Inventory of supplies remaining in the sail makers department on board the U.S. Frigate Congress, 4/8/1801.

Folder 3. First U.S. Infantry Returns, Fort Adams, 1807:

            Capt. Lockwood's company, 5/1807

            "Fifty men and four women" under Capt. Pike, 6/4/1807


Folder 4. Court martial proceedings, 4th and 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 1809. Soldiers tried:

            Capt. William Cook, 6th U.S.

            2nd Lt. Minor Huntington, 4th U.S.

            Ensign Jonathan Simonds, 4th U.S.

            1st Lt. Charles Fuller, 4th U.S.

            Capt. David Byers, 4th U.S.

Folder 5. 9th U.S. Infantry, Company A - Muster rolls, etc., 1847.

Regiment on active duty in Mexican-American War. Led by Capt. Joseph S. Pitman of Rhode Island, and recruited in Providence, R.I.

Folder 6. U.S. army order re laying telegraph cable to Block Island, 1/31/1880


Folder 7. Roll book of "Company A and Special Company" of unknown regiment, 1890-1892. Its officers, A.A. Viall and F.S. Comstock, do not appear in the R.I. Adjutant General reports for this period, so we may assume it was not part of the R.I. Militia.

Folder 8. 1st R.I. Volunteer Artillery, Battery B - Duty roster, 1898.

Rhode Island regiment recruited largely from the First Machine Gun Battery, on active duty in federal service in the Spanish-American War.

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Block Island (R.I.)

Congress (U.S. Frigate)

Crary, Archibald

First Machine Gun Battery

First Regiment, R.I. Volunteer Infantry

First Regiment, U.S. Infantry

Fort Adams (Newport, R.I.)

Mexican War, 1846-1848

Ninth Regiment, U.S. Infantry

Spanish-American War, 1898

Veterans - Rhode Island

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