Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Records, 1863-1864

Descriptive Summary

Title
Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Regiment Records, 1863-1864
Creator
United States. Army. Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865)
Extent
25 items
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
Arrangement
Chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

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Conditions Governing Access
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