Category Archives: First Rhode Island Light Artillery

More from Lieutenant Parker

Ezra Parker, first lieutenant of Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, wrote a good post-war memoir on the fighting in and around Knoxville. Here he is on the fight at Campbell’s Station with the Rebel artillery: “This battery we … Continue reading

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More First Rhode Island Light Artillery

When Gen. Burnside’s Ninth Corps troops marched into Knoxville in September, 1863, history has recorded that some young men of the town were so excited they rushed to join the Union army. Recruitment was more problematic out in the hills, … Continue reading

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Buckley’s Rhode Island battery

Captain William W. Buckley commanded Battery D, of the First Rhode Island Light Artillery—three brass Napoleon 12-pounders—in the northwest bastion of Fort Sanders. He described their work during the battle in his after-action report in the Official Records: “The bastion … Continue reading

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