Historical Societies

Rhode Island Historical Society

Links to Rhode Island historical and preservation societies, state and local government agencies, academic libraries and archives, public and private libraries, and museums and armories can be found here:
Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board Repositories Directory


Civil War Round Table

Rhode Island Civil War Round Table

Civil War Round Tables on the Web


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Department of Rhode Island, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Major Sullivan Ballou Camp No. 3

Elisha Dyer Camp No. 7


Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Rhode Island Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States


Lincoln Groups

The Lincoln Forum


Civil War Military Units

First Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry


Reenactment Units

14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Reenactor Program

"An Eagle on Their Buttons" - A four-day march by the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery ("Colored") from Lincoln to Woonsocket, from 4/30/2013--5/3/2013

Rhode Island Youth live a Civil War's Soldier's Life on Governors Island - An article on the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery ("Colored") by the National Park Service.

Battery B, First Rhode Island Light Artillery

Liberty Greys

New England Brigade

Providence Brigade Band

Rhode Island Volunteers Civil War Re-enactor Association

Battlefield Preservation Groups

Civil War Trust

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Georgia Battlefields Association


Research Resources

About the American Civil War

Center for Civil War Photography

Civil War 150 Web Site, by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in partnership with The Library of America
On this website, you will find:

  • Civil War 150 Online Exhibition: Online version of the traveling exhibition with audio clips of dramatic readings of thirteen documents and selected downloadable documents.
  • Multimedia: More than thirty podcasts drawn from lectures, interviews, and talks by eminent Civil War–era scholars including Eric Foner, David Blight, Stephanie McCurry, Manisha Sinha, and Edward Ayers. Podcasts range from five to sixty minutes in length.
  • For Host Sites: Dedicated access to a site support notebook with suggestions for programming, speakers, print and web resources, logistical information, and reporting.
  • Resources: Downloadable Civil War 150 Readers (discussion guides) and links to The Library of America store and the Gilder Lehrman History shop.

Civil War Book Review

Civil War Medicine

Civil War News

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: The National Park Service Directory to Everyone Who Served

Civil War Trust: A Brief Overview of the American Civil War

Civil War Talk Radio

Library of Congress American Civil War History

National Archives and Records Administration

National Park Service, The American Civil War Homepage

National Park Service Civil War Sesquicentennial

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program Roster

PBS: Civil War Innovations

Smithsonian: Civil War Resources

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

U.S. Civil War Center


Abraham Lincoln and the Fort Adams Trust present
A Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, please join us for a musical-theatrical commemoration in which we honor the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. You will witness scenes from my presidency, including the fateful meeting with my cabinet in September, 1862, when I announced the Emancipation Proclamation, and also the reading of the Gettysburg Address.
You will hear a 46-piece orchestra play period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful.
Yours, sincerely,
A. Lincoln

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