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Rhode Island Civil War Soldiers Service Records

This CD contains service records of Rhode Island soldiers. The information is gathered from various sources and includes information from the microfilm rolls as well as a number of published sources.

On this CD you will find information on approximately 32,000 men who served in the war from Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Civil War Soldiers Index containing 32,000 names is included showing the units of service for each man and a bibliography of available books to aid in your research.

Many of the men included on this CD have biographical sketches, burial records, and genealogical information not found in the microfilmed service records.

Sample Entry

Proctor, James T. - appointed January 13, 1863; reported on muster roll of June 30, 1863, as having been wounded; (The unofficial compilation says at Chancellorsville.) transferred to Heavy Artillery Regiment between June 30, and August 31, 1863; carried on muster roll of this company until he retired, April 6, 1864.

Sources used / incorporated on this CD.


Cemetery Records:

  • Sons of Union Veterans Graves Registration Database
  • Find A Grave
  • Compiled Service Records

    Compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations [microform] (Volume Reel 0101 - Compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations, First Cavalry through Third Cavalry Seventh Squadron, Cavalry (3 Months, 1862) Third Heavy Artillery Fifth Heavy Artillery First Light Artillery Capt. Tompkins ' Battery, Light Artillery (3 Months, 1861) First Infantry (3 Months, l86l))