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Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Records, 1863-1864

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Title

Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Records

Date

1863-1864

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Chronological.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Records, 1863-1864, 95M7, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

25 items

Biography/History

Formed in 1862, the 7th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment served in Kentucky from the summer of 1863 to April of 1864. Its units were quartered at Camp Nelson, Lexington, and Nicholasville. The regiment was recovering from the Mississippi Campaign and many of the soldiers suffered from illness and malnutrition. While in Kentucky, the regiment performed guard duty, chased guerrilla bands, including John Hunt Morgan's men, and impressed African American men to labor on military defenses.

Scope and Content

This documents records of the 7th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, especially those of I Company commanded by Lieutenant Ethan A. Jenks. The records contain personnel information about the soldiers and information regarding the unit's equipment. Orders within the records detail the activities of the officers and soldiers of the regiment.

Subjects

  • Jenks, Ethan A.
  • United States.--Army.--Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
  • Camp Nelson (Ky.)
  • Military records
  • Personnel records
  • Inventories
  • Invoices