Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

For the second quarter of 1863, we find a remarkably clean summary entry for the batteries from Rhode Island: By way of refresher, Rhode Island provided four artillery regiments to the Federal ranks – one light regiment and three heavy regiments – along with two separate batteries (each of which only served three months earlyContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery”

Lost Graves at Fort Ward

From the Washington Examiner: Lost Graves Located in Alexandria Park A two-year archeological investigation of Fort Ward Park in Alexandria yielded a total of 43 previously lost graves, only three of which were marked. The dig, which began after descendants of those believed to be buried in the park asked city officials to locate theContinue reading “Lost Graves at Fort Ward”