The Civil War in Rhode Island

Rhode Island 1st Cavalry Regiment

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The Rhode Island 1st Cavalry Regiment was organized at Providence November 21, 1862. It was ordered to New Orleans, La., and duty there until March, 1863. The Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 31 by disease. Total 35. OFFICERS:


Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1863.


Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 6-7, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Algiers, thence to Berwick April 1-9. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Franklin April 14. Near Washington May 1. Expedition from Opelousas to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Operations about Monett's Plantation and on Bayou Sara Road May 18-19. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Jackson Cross Roads June 20. Springfield Landing July 2. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Consolidated to a Battalion of 4 Companies August 24, 1863, and transferred to 1st Louisiana Cavalry August 24, 1863. Camp Hubbard, Thibodeaux, August 29-30. Again transferred to 3rd Rhode island Cavalry January 14, 1864.


The rolls of this regiment contains the names of 2,124 men.



Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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