United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Battery F lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 17 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


October 29 Organized at Providence
November 7 Left State for Washington, D.C.
November Duty at Camp Sprague and at Camp California, near Alexandria, Defenses of Washington


January Moved to Annapolis, Md. and Attached to Burnside’s Expeditionary Corps
January 9 Burnside’s Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C.
February 7 At Hatteras Inlet
February 26 At Roanoke Island
March 11-14 Moved to New Berne, N. C.
March 20 to May 18 Picket and outpost duty as Cavalry
April Assigned to Dept. North Carolina
March 31 Action at Deep Gully
April 19 Trent Road
July 24-28 Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville
October 29-30 Expedition to Little Washington
November 2-12 Expedition from New Berne. Assigned to Artillery Brigade, Dept. North Carolina
November 2 Action at Rawle’s Mills
November 11 Demonstration on New Berne.
December 11-20 Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro.
December 14 Kinston
December 16 Whitehall
December 17 Goldsboro


January Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
April 7-10 Expedition for relief of Little Washington
April 9 Action at Blount’s Creek
April 13-21 Expedition to Swift Creek Village (Section)
April 17-19 Expedition to Washington
May Assigned to Defenses of New Berne, N. C.,
July 4-8 Expedition to Trenton
July 6 Actions at Free Bridge and Quaker Bridge
July 25-26 Expedition to Winston
July 26 Pattacassy Creek, Mt. Tabor Church
October 10-16 Expedition to Elizabeth City
October 30-November 5 Moved to Norfolk, Va. Assigned to the District of St. Marys, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
November 23-24 To Point Lookout, Md.


January 24 Moved to Yorktown, Va. Assigned to U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition toward Richmond.
February 7 Ball’s Cross Roads and Bottom’s Bridge
March 1-4 Expedition from Yorktown to New Kent C. H. in support of Kilpatrick’s Cavalry.
March 9-12 Expedition into King and Queen County.
April Assigned to Artillery, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond.
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrow field Church.
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 16-June 15 On Bermuda Hundred line
June Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps
June 15-18 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm
October 7 Duty at Aiken’s Landing
November 8 At Chaffin’s Farm before Richmond
December Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


April 7 Moved to Richmond
June 27 Mustered out