United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island


Rhode Island’s Battery D lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 12 men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at Providence
September 4 Mustered in
September 14 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September Duty at Upton’s Hill, Va., Defenses of Washington. Attached to McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac
March 9-16 March to Fairfax C. H.
March 29 To Bristoe, then to Falmouth
April Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg attached to the 3rd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
May 25-29 McDowell’s advance on Richmond
June 2-11 Pursuit of Jackson. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia
July 24-27 Reconnaissance to Orange C. H.
August 5-8 Expedition to Virginia Central Railroad
August 5-6 Action at Thornburg’s Mill or Massaponax Church
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 28
Battle of Gainesville
August 29
Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1
Chantilly
September Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam
October 30-
November 19
Movement to Falmouth, Va. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
February 19 Moved to Newport News
March 19-29 To Covington, Ky., then Lexington, Ky. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio
May 8 Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky.
June Attached to 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio
July 12 To Cincinnati, Ohio
August 15 To Camp Nelson
August 16-October 17 Burnside’s Campaign in East Tennessee. Attached to Artillery Reserve, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio
August 16-September 4 March over Cumberland Mountains to Loudon, Tenn. Attached to Artillery. 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio
October 7-10 March to Blue Springs
October 10 Action at Blue Springs
October 13-17 March to Knoxville, Tenn.
October 20-22 To Loudon
October 28 To Lenoir Station
November 4-December 23 Knoxville Campaign
November 16 Campbell’s Station
November 17-December 4 Siege of Knoxville
November 29 Repulse of Longstreet’s assault on Fort Saunders
December 5-14 Pursuit to Rutledge
December Operations in East Tennessee

1864

February – March Veterans on furlough
March 20-April 7 Movement to Washington, D.C. Attached to Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac
May Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness
June Garrison duty at Fort Lincoln, Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to 1st Brigade, Haskins’ Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
August to December Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to Reserve Artillery, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
September 19 Battle of Opequan (Third Battle of Winchester)
September 21 Strasburg
September 22 Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty in the Shenandoah Valley
December Attached to Artillery Brigade, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah
1865
March Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army Shenandoah
July 17 Mustered out