The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry in the Civil War

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About the Book

Suffering a casualty rate of more than 80 percent by the war’s end, the Seventh Rhode Island participated in some of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. From its muster in the fall of 1862 through the death of the Seventh’s last surviving veteran in 1939, this regimental history follows the Seventh from Providence, Rhode Island, through the swamps of the Mississippi to the grueling Overland Campaign, providing a gripping historical narrative enlivened by the words of those who were actually present. Researched primarily from firsthand sources such as letters and diaries, it includes period photographs, portraits and sketches.

About the Author(s)

The author of fifteen books on American military history, Robert Grandchamp lives in Jericho, Vermont, where he works as an analyst with the government.

Bibliographic Details

Robert Grandchamp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 203
Bibliographic Info: 109 photos, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9552-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0827-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. The Seventh Rhode Island      3

2. Forming      6

3. Washington      18

4. To the Front      28

5. Fredericksburg      34

6. Falmouth      50

7. River of Death      63

8. Kentucky      80

9. Return to Virginia      89

10. “If it takes all summer”      106

11. Closing the Gap      128

12. Fort Hell      140

13. The Final Charge      149

14. Afterwards      156

Appendix I: Casualties of the Seventh Rhode Island      167

Appendix II: Roll of Honor      169

Appendix III: Enlistments by Town      177

Notes      179

Bibliography      187

Index      191

Book Reviews & Awards

“a fine job”—Civil War News; “remarkable achievement…the amount of information is staggering” —Rhode Island Roots.