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HONOR ROLL
CRANSTON SERVICEMEN
WHO DIED
DURING THE CIVIL WAR


RI Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, GOVERNORS ELISHA DYER CAMP No.7, is based in the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.   This Web Page is posted on the Internet to honor the servicemen (all citizens of Cranston) who fought to preserve the Nation during the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1866.

The following is the Cranston Honor Roll of those who died during the Civil War.   This page was inspired by the research of former Rhode Island Secretary of State, and honored member of Camp 7, Edward S. Inman, III.   Under the leadership of Secretary of State Inman the Rhode Island State Archives generated a series of complete listings of fallen Rhode Islanders of the Civil War, each compiled by city and/or town.   The 2009 Camp 7 Camp Commander and 2009 State Commandery Commander of RI MOLLUS, Gregg A. Mierka, PDC, compared the information about Cranston with his research and Camp material for the 100th Anniversary year of Camp 7 for the People of Cranston.   Camp 7 Research References: 1893 Adjutant General's Report by Elisha Dyer; the R.I. Dept. GAR Encampment Proceedings (and Necrology Reports) 1867 to 1941; the Memoirs of R.I. Officers, 1867; the Descriptive Books of the R.I. Dept. GAR and SUVCW, 1866 to 1941; the R.I. State Archives Civil War Enlistment Data; and the Annual Reports of the State Board of Soldiers’ Relief as prescribed under Chapter 88, Generals Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to the Rhode Island General Assembly December 30, 1905.

Former R.I. Secretary of State Edward S. Inman, III GAR Membership Insignia Commander Gregg A. Mierka, PDC
Brother Edward S. Inman, III
Led A Statewide Effort To Compile
All Rhode Islanders Who Died
During The Civil War

Brother Gregg A. Mierka, PDC
Who Has Been Conducting
RI Civil War Research For About 25 Years
And Studying The Civil War For About 45 Years.


CRANSTON RHODE ISLAND
FELLOW CITIZENS WHO PERISHED
DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
April 14, 1861 to August 20, 1866


George H. Armington
Private, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Fell to Sickness, Died September 16, 1865, Place of Death Rhode Island.

Ira E. Bailey
Seaman, U.S. Navy, Lost at Sea, July 29, 1862.

George Ballou
Private, US Army Signal Corps, Fell to Sickness, Died September 16, 1865, Place of Death Rhode Island.

Nathan Baten
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Light Artillery, Battery F, Fell to Sickness, Died February 10, 1865, Place of Death Rhode Island.

Michael Burns
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Company F, Fell to Sickness, Died July 17, 1863, Place of Death South Carolina.

Simon A. Burrows
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 2nd Column, Troop C, Fell of Sickness as POW, Died July 15, 1864, Place of Death Texas.

William H. Dexter
Seaman, U.S. Navy, Fell to Sickness, Died May 9, 1865, Place of Death at Sea.

Byron W. Dyer
Corporal, 4th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Fell Mortally Wounded at Cold Harbor, Died July 31, 1864, Place of Death Virginia.

John S. Eddy
Private, 7th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company G, Fell Mortally Wounded at The Wilderness, Died June 9, 1864, Place of Death Maryland.

Stillman W. Ellis
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 3rd Column, Troop L, Cause and Date of Death Unknown, Place of Death Louisiana.

Richard Essex
Private, 7th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company E, Fell to Sickness, Died September 23, 1863, Place of Death Kentucky.

John Fallon
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Company A, Killed by Accidental Explosion, Died April 19, 1863, Place of Death South Carolina.

Albert Greene
Private, 14th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Heavy Artillery (Colored Unit), Company A, Fell to Sickness, Died September 16, 1864, Place of Death Louisiana.

Thaddeus C. Healy
Private, 4th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company E, Fell to Sickness, Died August 23, 1863, Place of Death Virginia.

John Higgins
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Light Artillery, Battery A, Fell Mortally Wounded at Gettysburg During Pickett’s Charge, Died July 8, 1863, Place of Death Pennsylvania.

David B. King
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Light Artillery, Battery B, Killed in Action at Gettysburg Second Day, Died July 2, 1863, Place of Death Pennsylvania.

Ishmael R. Lowe
Private, 14th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Heavy Artillery (Colored Unit), Company C, Fell to Sickness, Died June 21, 1864, Place of Death Louisiana.

John Lyons
Private, 2nd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Column, Troop A, Fell of Sickness, Died September 19, 1863, Place of Death Indiana.

Hugh Malcom
Private, 2nd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company Unassigned, Fell to Sickness en-route to Muster with Regiment, Died September 13, 1862, Place of Death Washington D.C.

John McCarty
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 3rd Column, Troop I, Lost at Sea Aboard Troop Ship in a Storm Returning Home Prior to Discharge, Died October 20, 1865.

John N. McFarland
Private, 4th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company A, Fell to Sickness, Died February 13, 1862, Place of Death Rhode Island.

Thomas Miner
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Heavy Artillery, Company K, Killed in Action at James Island, Died June 16, 1862, Place of Death South Carolina.

Charles F. Mowry
Private, 2nd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company F, Fell to Sickness, Died June 13, 1865, Place of Death Virginia.

John R. Peterson
Sergeant, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 2nd Column, Troop D, Starved at Andersonville as POW, Died April 18, 1864, Place of Death Georgia.

Francis W. Potter
Corporal, 7th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Fell Mortally Wounded at The Wilderness, Died May 20, 1864, Place of Death Virginia.

George D. Potter
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Cavalry, 2nd Column, Troop D, Starved at Andersonville as POW, Died September 16, 1864, Place of Death Georgia.

Israel A. Potter
Private, 3rd Regiment R.I. Heavy Artillery, Company B, Missing in Action at James Island, Reported Dead September 19, 1864, Place of Death South Carolina.

Andrew J. Remington
Private, 4th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Fell to Small Pox, Died March 5, 1862, Place of Death Washington D.C.

George E. Richardson
Private, 12th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company B, Fell to Sickness, Died November 25, 1862, Place of Death Virginia.

William Salsbury
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Light Artillery, Battery A, Fell to Sickness, Died October 14, 1863, Place of Death Virginia.

Francis Albert Smith
2nd Lieutenant, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Light Artillery, Battery B, Fell to Sickness, Died February 9, 1862, Place of Death Rhode Island.

William Edward Stafford
Private, 4th Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company G, Fell to Sickness, Died May 23, 1864, Place of Death Rhode Island.

Peleg G. Tallman
Private, 1st Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, RIM/RIDM, Company D, Fell to Sickness After 1st Bull Run, Died May 21 1862, Place of Death Rhode Island.

John A. Wilson
Private, 2nd Regiment R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Company H, Killed in Action Cold Harbor, Died June 1, 1864, Place of Death Virginia.

Statistical Analysis:
Total Cranston Citizens who died in military service during the Civil War = 34 (one officer & 33 enlisted men).

The ages of the men who died were roughly between 18 and 25.   The exact total of deaths combined with casualties of military service personnel who survived the war (including combat deaths, missing in action, POW deaths, mortal wounds, accidents and injuries, plus sicknesses due to the sanitary conditions and medical technology of the period) are unknown.   However, total casualty rates during the Civil War can generally be estimated at about three times the actual combat death and hospital death rate.   Therefore the probable total casualties of Cranston Citizens (killed and survived) in service defending the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, 1861 to 1866, can be reasonably estimated at about 100.   The population of the City of Cranston during this time was about 10,000.   Therefore it is safe to assume that one out of every one hundred Cranston Citizens were effected, and likewise based on the sizes of families during this period, one out of every three families, were directly effected by the war.   No other war in the Nation's history had an impact of this magnitude.   The Cranston Honor Roll is but one of thousands of treasured lists across the country that vividly illustrate the harsh reality that the Civil War had the greatest and saddest affect on all of the American People; North, South, East and West.

In Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty
The Memberships of:
The Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic
(RI GAR) Civil War Museum & Library
RI SUVCW Governors Elisha Dyer Camp No. 7
RI ASUVCW Governors Elisha Dyer Auxiliary No. 2 (the Ladies)
&
The RI MOLLUS State Commandery



WHAT WE DO
CAMP 7 SLIDE STRIP
Memorial RIcrestSUVbadgeMemorialDayGARbadgeMemorialDaySUVbadgeChaplinFerrickGARbadgeBrotherMierkaSUVbadgeWithCnCPahlGARbadgeGiftForCnCJimSUVbadgeBatteryAreactivation94GARbadgeEdwinBearrsSUVbadgeSpringGreenGARbadgeCharlestownParadeSUVbadgeGARHallGARbadge135thGettysburgSUVbadgeRIcrest Memorial

Notes About The Images Above:
SOME OF THE PEOPLE:
Edwin Bearrs, National SUVCW PCnC (2007) James B. Pahl, esq., PCnC Elmer F. Atkinson, PCnC Robert Grim, PCnC Charles Corfman, Brian Pohanka, PDC Aram A. Plante, PDC Gregg A. Mierka, PCC John T. Duchesneau, PCC Gregory H. Payne, PCC Jam M. Ouhrabka, Thomas Enoch Greene, Thomas Casey Greene, Henry A.L. Brown, General Reginald Centracchio, former Warwick Mayor & former US Senator Lincoln Chafee, Camp Sec-Treas. Henry Duquette, Camp Jr. Vice Commander Raymond J. Ankrom, and Camp Chaplain Rev. Raymond J. Ferrick

THE EVENTS:
1st RI Civil War EXPO & Edwin Bearrs Lecture, George Sears Greene Memorial Day Ceremonies (2), 135th Gettysburg Re-enactment, Charlestown Parade, the Camp 7-Auxiliary 2-RI MOLLUS Meeting Room, Gettysburg Remembrance Day & Official Re-activation of the Battery A 1st Regiment RI Light Artillery Historic Guide-on and Unit approved by the RI Governor, the Newport Memorial Day Ceremony, and the Rededication of "Ames Field"-Governor Francis/Spring Green in Warwick.

POLICY
Pages of this website may be printed for classroom educational purposes
and used for genealogy research only.
Any other use or reproduction of this material shall require
the permission of the researchers, authors and designers—© 2009.
Please respect this policy.

RI SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
GOVERNOR ELISHA DYER CAMP No. 7
This Home Page was created by: Gregg Mierka, RIBatteryA@verizon.net
C/O Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum, at Spell Hall, Coventry, R.I. 02816
or
The R.I. Grand Army of the Republic GAR Civil War Museum & Library
762 Dyer Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
Located on the Grounds of the Governor Sprague Mansion, Cranston.
For information:
contact the Camp 7 Graves Registration Officer
Henry C. Duquette, henrycd@cox.net

© 2009

Thank You For Visiting Elisha Dyer Camp No. 7
AL FOR THE UNION
&
THE GRAND OLD FELLOWS IN BLUE


Please visit the Governor Sprague Mansion and the RI GAR Civil War Museum (the old Sprague carriage house facility) located on the grounds of the Sprague Mansion to learn about Cranston Industrial History, Civil War History and Sprague Family History, 1790 to 1890.   Our staffs are limited at this time, so you will need to call for a visitation appointment at (401) 944-9226.



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~ CREDITS ~

We wish to thank Brother/Companion Keith G. Harrison, Past National SUVCW Commander-in-Chief and, current National SUVCW and MOLLUS Webmaster, as well as all the artists/musicians for the use of their music on all the pages in our site.   Viewers of this Internet Site may copy only the material designated with a mouse-over copy bar.

© 2009 The renderings and text of all historic and new graphic material were changed, enhanced, drawn, computerized and coded by G.A. Mierka, MFA, R.I. School of Design, and therefore are the private material of the artist, Camp 7, MOLLUS, the US Army or other resources.   All material on this site may be printed for personal research purposes only.   It is posted on the Internet intended as a public service for public educational, personal and family research only.   It must "not" be used or reproduced in any manner for business or personal profit, or any other purpose without signed written permission by RI SUVCW Elisha Dyer Camp No. 7 and/or the authors and artists of this material, protected under US copyright law as well as all legal interpritations set forth by the US Library of Congress.   This Site has built-in measures to try to insure all restrictions and creative integrity.

Thanks also to Robert Hunt Rhodes for allowing us to use some of his material about his ancestor, Elisha Hunt Rhodes and to Ken Burns for featuring E.H. Rhodes and our State's Civil War History in his PBS series on The Civil War.   And a special thanks to Edwin Bearrs, David McCullough, Brian Pohanka, Jeff Shaara and Ron Maxwell for their support for Rhode Island Civil War History and raising the American conscience about the triumphs and tragidies of the Great War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865.


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