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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Orders, 1863-1865

Series II: Invoices and receipts, 1863-1865

Series III: Correspondence, 1861-1880

Series IV: Clothing and ephemera

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G. Records, 1861-1880



Descriptive Summary

Creator United States. Army. Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment, 5th (1863-1865). Company G
Title Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G. Records
Dates: 1861-1880
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.
ID MS 253
Extent 1.5 cu. ft.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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.

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Scope and Contents

The Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G Records measure 1.5 cubic 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.

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Robinson, John H.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment, 5th (1863-1865). Company G
Subjects (Places)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rhode Island Artillery, 5th Regiment, Company G, Records, 1861-1880, MS 253, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs. Janet Messer (dealer) and received October 27, 1960.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Orders, 1863-1865

box folder
1 1 General Orders, 1863-65
2 Special Orders, 1863-65

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Series II: Invoices and receipts, 1863-1865

box folder
1 3 Invoices of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equipage Turned Over, 1863-65
4 Monthly and Quarterly Returns of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equipage, 1863-65
5 Quartermaster Stores Receipts, 1863-65
6 Monthly Returns of Quartermaster Stores, 1863-65
7 Invoices, Ordnance and Ordnance Stores Turned Over, 1863-65
8 Ordnance Receipts for Issue, 1863-65
9 Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1863-64
10 Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1864-65
11 Ordnance Expenditures and Unserviceable Ordnance, 1863-65

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Series III: Correspondence, 1861-1880

box folder
1 12 Correspondence, 1863-65
13 Correspondence with Quartermaster General's Office (indicating receipt of reports), 1864-65
14 Correspondence with Ordnance Office, 1864-65
15 Papers of Capt. John H. Robinson, 1861-1880

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Series IV: Clothing and ephemera

box folder
Map dr 34 Clothing Rolls, 1863-64, containing name and rank or specialty of soldier, items issued, and signatures of recipient and witness.

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