|RHODE ISLAND CEMETERIES|
Flagged Each Year By RI SUVCW
Elisha Dyer Camp No.7
For Memorial Day
|~ CIVIL WAR VETERAN FLAGGING & GRAVES RESEARCH ~|
|Locust Grove||Broad Street
|175 Matthewson Street
(on Elmwood Ave.)
|Swan Point||585 Blackstone Blvd.||Providence||02906||(401) 272-1314|
|North Burial Ground||5 Branch Avenue||Providence||02904||(401) 331-0177|
|Oakland Cemetery||1569 Broad Street||Providence||02905||(401) 781-4363|
|Riverside Cemetery||725 Pleasant Street||Pawtucket||02860||(401) 725-4344|
|Mount Saint Mary's||661 Prospect Street||Pawtucket||02860||(401) 722-9366|
|Notre Dame Cemetery||359 Daggatt Avenue||Pawtucket||02861||(401) 725-1333|
|Newman Cemetery||Newman Avenue||E. Providence
|Gate of Heaven||550 Wampanoag Trail||Riverside||02915||(401) 434-2579|
|Lakeside Cemetery Assoc.||150 Newman Avenue||Rumford||02916||(401) 434-2927|
|Moshassuck Cemetery||978 Lonsdale Avenue||Central Falls||02863||(401) 723-1087|
|Highland Memorial Park||1 Rhode Island Avenue||Johnston||02919||(401) 231-9120|
|Pocasset Cemetery||417 Dyer Avenue||Cranston||02920||(401) 944-2112|
|Saint Ann's Cemetery||72 Church Street||Cranston||02920||(401) 942-3625|
|Temple Beth El||401 Resevoir Avenue||Cranston||02910||(401) 461-1950|
|(Pawtuxet Memorial Park)||(Pawtuxet) Warwick||02888||(401) 781-4600|
|Gen. George Sears Greene
|3275 Post Road
|Brayton Cemetery||Post Road||Warwick (City Hall)||02886||(401) 738-2000|
|Lincoln Park||1469 Post Road||Warwick||02888||(401) 737-5333|
|Pawtuxet Memorial Park||100 Harris Avenue||Warwick||02888||(401) 781-4600|
|Saint Rose of Lima||171 Inman Avenue||Warwick||02886||(401) 739-0212|
The "Rhode Island" Grand Army of the Republic Flag Holder - Civil War Grave Marker, is placed only on the graves of all R.I. Civil War Veterans who were also members of the R.I. GAR. It was originally designed, patented, and approved by the R.I. GAR, in 1889. For over 70 years the various chapters of the Rhode Island Allied Orders of the GAR raised all the funds necessary to mark all the GAR graves in the entire State. All the RI GAR Flag Markers were manufactured by the Jenks Foundry of Pawtucket, R.I. The Jenks Foundry (iron works) was owned by the Jenks Family. Major Henry F. Jenks was mostly in charge of the family business. Major Henry F. Jenks was a GAR Veteran of the 2nd R.I. Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He served under Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hunt Rhodes. After the war he Jenks became a member of R.I. GAR Levi Tower Post No.17 located in Pawtucket. Jenks served as R.I. Department GAR Commander in 1882 and worked many years with the Allied Orders of the GAR to make sure the graves of all the RI GAR Civil were properly marked.
The RI GAR flag holder or flag marker was placed to the left side of all cemetery stones, faced in the same direction of each stone marked. The front of the marker depicts the GAR emblem. The back of the marker depicts a design of all the Union Army Corps Badges and the U.S. Navy symbol arranged in a circular pattern. As the legal successor to the R.I. GAR, all markers today are the exclusive property of the R.I. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the veterans and GAR Posts the marker honors in all locations throughout the State. The R.I. Department SUVCW Graves Registration Officer, as well as the Graves Registration Officers of each R.I. SUVCW Camp within the Department, continuously monitor the condition and replacement of all R.I. GAR markers in the all cemeteries in the State. They are no longer being manufactured. Today the flag markers are considered sacred monuments to be used only for the flagging purposes by the Order every Memorial Day. All the markers are made of iron and if restored should only be painted black or dark brown---never silver, gold or any other color. Rellic dealers and antique collectors beware: The copy and/or sale of the "R.I. GAR Grave Marker" is illegal. The usage, trade or sale of the RI GAR flag marker for any other purpose other than to mark the graves and monuments of R.I. GAR Civil War Veterans is prohibited under Rhode Island law. The SUVCW monitors this item closely. In many states, unlawful posession of it is a felony.
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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.