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Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 253
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G Records measure 1.5 linear feet and are arranged in one document case and one oversize map folder. The collection contains correspondence dating from 1861-1880, including Orders and Special Orders issued at New Berne, North Carolina; invoices and receipts of clothing and equipment; and papers of one Captain John H. Robinson, recording his muster into the First Regiment of the Rhode Island Detached Militia in April 1861 as a private, his rise to the rank of captain, and evidence of his activities as a civilian in 1873 and 1880.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1880

Creator

Access Restriction

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from this item must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Historical Note

Company G of the 5th Regiment, Rhode Island Artillery, served in the Union Army during the United States Civil War (1861-65), during which time its members were stationed for some time near New Berne, North Carolina. The records in this collection provide names of those serving in the Company, various types of equipment and clothing issued, and methods used for provisioning of supplies and tracking of expenditures.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Records of the Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G., dated 1863-1865, including general orders, correspondence, invoices of clothing and other equipment, quartermaster store receipts, and muster rolls. Also includes papers related to the career of Capt. John H. Robinson, dating 1861-1880.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs. Janet Messer (dealer) and received October 27, 1960.
Title
Guide to the Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G. Records, 1861-1880
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA