United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island


August Organized at Providence as 3rd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment
September 7 Left State for Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Harbor
September 14-16 Moved to Washington, D.C.,
September 22 To Fort Hamilton
October 12-14 Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va. and attached to Sherman’s South Carolina Expeditionary Corps. Expedition to Port Royal, S.C.
November 7 Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor
December 19 Reorganized at Hilton Head, S.C., as 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
December 29 Action at Port Royal Ferry, S.C.


February 15 Venus Point
April 5 Moved to Edisto Island, S.C. and attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South
June 1-28 Operations on James Island, S.C.
June 10 Action James Island
June 16 Battle of Secessionville
June 28-July 1 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. and attached to U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South
September Attached to U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
October 21-23 Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C.
October 22 Action at Caston and Frampton’s Plantation, near Pocotaligo; Coosawhatchie
November At Hilton Head, S.C.


January At Beaufort, S.C. attached to District of Beaufort, S. C, 10th Corps
April 8 Broad River
April 9 Port Royal Ferry
June 1 Combahee River
June 2 Combahee Ferry
June 5 Expedition to Darien
June 24 Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C., attached to St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 4-5 To Folly Island, S.C.
July 10 Attack on Morris Island, S.C.
July Operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S. C. attached to U.S. Forces, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
September Moved to Hilton Head, S. C.
October Attached to Artillery, Gordon’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
December Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps


February 5-7 Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla. Attached to Artillery, District of Florida, Dept. South
February 7-22 To Lake City
February 20 Battle of Olustee
March 10 Occupation of Palatka
March Duty at Jacksonville
April Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
April 30 Moved to Yorktown, Va.
May 5-June 15 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 10th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-June 15 On Bermuda Hundred front
May 28-31 Appomattox River
June Attached to Artillery 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
June 5 Appomattox River
June 15-19 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of the James. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 10th Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 17 Laurel Hill
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm
October 7 Darbytown and New Market Roads
December 10 Fort Burnham. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


April 2-3 Fall of Petersburg and Richmond
April Duty in the Dept. of Virginia
June 9 Mustered out