United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island

The 11th Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 8 men to disease during the Civil War.


October 1 Organized at Providence and mustered in under Colonel Edwin Metcalf.
October 6 Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Military District of Washington for duty at East Capital Hill, Fort Ethan Allen and Miner’s Hill, Defences of Washington
November 11 Colonel Metcalf transferred to command of the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
December Attached to District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps
December 27 Horatio Rogers was promoted to colonel in command of the regiment.


January 14 Guard duty at Convalescent Camp
January 31 Colonel Rogers was transferred to command of the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry.
February 11 Lieutenant Colonel George E. Church of the 7th Rhode Island Infantry was transferred to become colonel of the 11th Rhode Island.
April Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 15-19 Moved to Norfolk, then to Suffolk
April 19-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
May 16-27 Expedition to destroy Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad and Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia. Colonel Church took command of the brigade as senior colonel.
June 12-18 Expedition to Blackwater
June 19 Moved to Norfolk
June 22 To Yorktown, and to Williamsburg
July 2 Left Yorktown for home
July 13 Mustered out