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Resolved, Thai a Committee, consisting of 

His Excellency, A, E. Burnside, 
William Grosvenor, of Provideacc, 
Rowland G. Hazard, of South Kingstown, 
James De Wolf Perry, of Bristol, 
William Binney, of Providence, 
Charles C. Van Zandt, of Newport, 
George W. Greene, of East Greenvv'ich, 
John E. Weeden, of Westerly, and 
John R. Bartlett, Secretary of State, 

be appointed to secure to the State a proper site, to contract for, and superintend 
the erection of a monument in the city of Providence, to the memory of the 
officers and men in the army and navy of the United States from the State of 
Rhode Island, who fell in battle and who died of their wounds, or from sickness, 
in the late rebellion, in accordance with the design of ]Mr, Randolph Rogers, of 
Rome, Italy, as recommended by the Committee of the General Assembly at its 
present session. 


The General Assembly having appointed Saturday, the 
IGth of September, 1871, as the day on which the Ded- 
ication of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument should talf e 
place, the State Committee took every means in their power 
to provide for the accommodation of the families and rela- 
tives of the deceased soldiers and sailors to whose memory 
the Monument had been erected. A platform was raised on 
three sides of the Monument with seats sufficient to accom- 
modate about twenty-three hundred persons, including the 
invited guests. Great pains were taken to furnish tickets 
through agents appointed for the purpose, to families of 
deceased soldiers and sailors in all parts of the State, and 
all who applied received them. 

The annual muster of the Militia was suspended by order 
of the Governor, and all the uniformed companies in the State 
were required to appear in Providence on the 16th of Sep- 
tember, to take part in the proceedings attending the Dedi- 

To provide for the Veterans who had served in the War 
and the uniformed Militia of the State, the whole of the large 
square known as Exchange Place, was enclosed and guarded 
])y a large body of policemen. 



In addition to the families of the deceased Soldiers and 
Sailors, the following gentlemen were seated on the platform : 

His Excellency Governor Padelford, the Rhode Island 
Delegation in Congress, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, 
Officers of the Army and Navy, the Governors of the New 
England States, Judges of the Supreme Court and Court of 
Common Pleas, the Mayors of the Cities of Newport and 
Providence, Mr. Randolph Rogers, the Sculptor, and Mr. J. 
G. Batterson, the Architect of the Monument, the State 
Officers, the Aldermen and Common Council of the City of 
Newport, the Aldermen and Common Council of the City of 
Providence, the President and Professors of Brown Univer- 
sity, the Lieutenant-Governor, and Members of the General 
Assembly, the State Committee on the Monument, the 
Presidents of the several Town Councils, and Town Clerks, 
with other invited guests. 

A choir of upwards of three hundred singers under the 
direction of Edwin Barker, Esq., had places on rising seats 
above the platform. 

The Civic Marshals in attendance on the platform and 
around the Monument to receive the Soldiers families and 
other invited guests, were as follows : 

Robert Grosvenou, Chief Civic Marshal. 
Assistdnts. — Charles P. Robinson, William G. JS'ightingale, Lewis T. 
Foster, E. W. Masou, William L. Bcckwith, Ho^vard O. Sturges, C. W. Lip- 
pitt, George M. Smith, C. Maurau, Charles Adams, E. P. Mason, J. L. Moss, 
Jr., and Joseph Harris. 

The Military and Veterans of the War formed on Broad- 
way in the following order : 


Platoon of Police under Sergeant Warner. 

Chief Marshal, Maj. Gen. A. E. Burnside, with the following Assist- 
ant Marshals: Gen. Lewis Richmond, Gen. C. H. Tompkins, Gen. James 
Shaw, Jr., Gen. John G. Hazard, Gen. IS'athan Goff, Jr., Gen. Kelson Viall, 


Gen. Horatio Rogers, Gen. Henry T. Sisson, Gen. William Ames, Gen. 
Charles R. Brayton, Gen. George "W. Tew, Col. George II. Browne, Col. 
John T. Pitman, Col. Edwin Metcalf, Col. E. H. Rhodes, CoL "Willard 
Sayles, Col. R. H. I. Goddard, Col. J. Albert Munroe, Col. S. B. M. Read. 

Gen-. Chahles R. Brayton, commanding the Veterans of the Army 
and Xavy, with the following aids: Col. E. H.Rhodes, A. A. G. and chiel 
of staff; Major E. C. Pomroy, Assistant Quastermaster General; Col. AVil- 
liam H. AValcott, Capt. John M. Barker, Major Edwin Stanley, Capt. John 
E. Burroughs, Capt. George W. Weeden, Major L. Travers, Capt, William 
B. Rhodes, Capt. D. H. Finley, Capt. James P. Rhodes, Maj. J. B. Greene, 
Maj. John E. Bradford, Col. Daniel II. Ballon, Capt. Israel R. Sheldon, Capt. 
James S. Hudson; W. B. Westcott, Assistant Inspector General; Col. 
Edwin Metcalf, Judge Advocate; James B. Buflfum, Chaplain. 

Capt. Ira H. Parkis, Sr. Vice Department Commander; Captain George 
T. Easterbrooks, Jr., Vice Department Commander. 


Sergeant Wm. Milieu, Major George F. Crowninshield, Captain James 
Aborn, Captain Frank H. Wilkes, P. M. Barber, 2d. 


Col, Wm. H. Walcott, Capt. John M. Barker, Major Edwin Stanley, Capt 
John E. Burroughs, Capt. George W. Weeden, Maj. L. Travers, Major Wm. 
D. C. Finhn-, Capt. James P. Rhodes, Major J, B. Greene, Major John E. 
Bradford, Col. Daniel R. Ballon, Capt. Israel R. Sheldon, Capt. James S. 


D. W. Reeves, Leader. 30 Pieces. 


Capt. Wm. Stone, Commander, Gilbert Wilson, Senior Vice Commander, 

Capt. Benj. C. Hall, Junior Vice Commander; Capt. C. Henry Barnc}', Ad. 

jutant; Capt. William Frankland, Quartermaster; Twelve Companies — 370 

men. Second Rhode Island, and California Colors. 

Gen. William Cogswell, Department Commander, of Massachusetts, with 
Surgeon Green and Major Sears, of his staff, in Barouche. 

Nineteen Pieces, 
Capt. Geo. C. Williams, Commander; Samuel Beauniout, Senior Vice 
Commander; Jas. W. Dennis, Junior Vice Commander; J. McCarty, Ad- 


jutant ; J. B. Mason, Quartermaster, our companies — 80 men, Fourth 
liliode Island Colors. 

Maj. Henri Bacon, Commander; S. B. Binney, Senior Yice Commander; 
J. A. Jones, Junior Vice Commander; Maj. John Aigan, Adjutant; Major 
G. r. Crowninshield, Quartermaster, three companies — 75 men, Seventh 
Ehode Island Colors. 


Frank G. Bourne, Commander; A. A. Munroe, Senior Vice Commander; 
E. S. Congdon, Junior Yice Commander; J. T. Phillips, Adjutant; J. C. 
Witherton, Quartermaster; two companies — 42 men, 2d R. I. Colors. 

P. M. Barber, Commander; B. D. Tenant, Senior Vice Commander; J, 
Bellany, Junior Yice Commander; E. G. Crandall, Adjutant; M. S. Rod- 
man, Quartermaster; three companies — GO men. Third Rhode Island 
Heav}'- Artillery Colors. 


W. C. Sperry, Leader. 
George Carmichael, Commander; two companies — 40 men, Fifth Rhode 
Island Artillery Colors. 


G. S. Burton, Commander; R. C. Gardner, Senior Yice Commander; N. 
W. Taber, Junior Yice Commander; E. B. Taber, Adjutant; W. D. Gard- 
ner, Quartermaster; two companies — 40 men. First R. I. Infantry Colors. 

POST XO. 8, PHE2!^IX. 
C. P. Williams, Commander; F. W. Lark, Senior Yice Commander; W. 
Johnson, Junior Yice Commander; W. E. Sweet, Adjutant; R. H. Northup, 
Quartermaster; five companies — 100 men. Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Ar- 
tillery Colors. Disabled Yeterans in ten barouches. 

Major S. H. Brown, Commander; J. H. Richard, Sr. Yice Commander; 
G. A. Reed, Junior Yice Commander; J. A. Gardner, Adjutant; J. Pick- 
ford, Quartermaster, three companies — 75 men. Third Rhode Island Ar- 
tillery Colors. 

Ludwig Frank, Leader, Twenty-Five Pieces. 
H. R. Barker, Commander; C. II. Williams, Senior Yice Commander; 


A. H. Spencer, Junior Vice Commander; G. H. Pettis. Adjutant; W. Pal- 
mer, Quartermaster; twelve companies — 250 men, Fifth and SevenUi Rhode 
Island Infantry and Third Artillery Colors. 



Col. R. II. I. Goddard, Commander; Captain Elisha Dyer, Senior Vice 
Commander; Capt. G. W. Darling, Junior Vice Commander; C. 11. Chase, 
Adjutant ; Lieut. Amos M. Bowen, Quartermaster; ten companies — 200 
men, with colors, 11th and 4th Rhode Island Infantry. 

R. F.Nicola, Commander; L. G. Phenix, Senior Vice Commander; C. C. 
Johnson, Junior Vice Commander; G. N. Black, Adjutant; J. Howland, 
Quartermaster; two companies — 40 men with colors, 10th and 25th Army 
Corps and 14th Rhode Island. 


Peter Whalen, Commander; John Wells, Senior Vice Commander; John 
Devlin, Junior Vice Commander; J. A. C. Patterson, Adjutant; J. N. 
Downing, Quartermaster; two companies — 40 men, 2d R. I. Infantry Colors. 


Nathan Benton, Commander; J. H. Parkis, Senior Vice Commander ; 
F. Colwell, Junior Vice Commander; A. A. Mowry, Adjutant; Isaac Place, 
Quartermaster; one company; Revolutionary Colors. 
L. W. A. Cole, Commander; H. R. Gates, Senior Vice Commander; G. 
N. Nichols, Junior Vice Commander; R. E. Gardner, Adjutant; F. M. 
Benton, Quartermaster ; one company — 60 men. Post Colors. 


Major General Horace Daniels, commanding Rhode Island Militia, 
with the following staff; Colonel Heber Le Favour, Chief of Staff; Major 
R. W. Burlingame, Quartermaster General; Major Ed. A. Greene, Tuy- 
master General; Major Daniel S. Dexter, Commissary General; Major 
Thomas S. Perry, Surgeon General; Maj. H. A. Goodwin, A. D. C. 


E. D. Ingraham, Leader, Twenty-Four Pieces. 


In two sections, acting as body guard to His Excellency Governor 
Padelford. Col. John Hare Powell, Lieut, Col. A. P. Sherman, Maj. T, 
S. Burdick, Capt. Thomas Nason, Quartermaster George II. Vaughn, Pay- 


master, W. G. Stevens, Commissary G. A. Simmons, Surgeon N. G. Stanton, 
Assistant Surgeon J. H. Taylor; 100 men rank and file. 


Composed of two companies commanded as follows: First Company, Lt. 
Col. A. P. Sherman; 2d company, Capt. T. S. Kason, carriage containing 
His Excellency Governor Padelford, Adjutant Gen. E. C. Mauran, 
Commissary Gen. William Gilpin, and Col. W. A. Steadman. 


Mounted as follows: Col. B..F. Remington, Col. Christopher Rhodes, Col. 
Daniel T. Lyman, and Col. J. T. Murray. 


Mounted as follows : Quartermaster General Lysander Flagg, Capt. Ed- 
win A. Browne and Capt. George O. Willard of his staif, Paymaster Gen. 
J. C. Knight, Assistant Surgeon General A. G. Browning, Judge Advocate 
General John Turner, and Capt. D. A. Waldron, of Gen. Gilpin's staff. 


In two companies, commanded as follows: Third company. Quartermas- 
ter G. H. Vaughn; fourth company. Major T. S. Burdick. 


Brigadier Gen. Arnold. L Burdick commanding. Staff Brigade Inspector 
C. L. Devins, Quartermaster, A. C. Landers; Aids, William W. Marvel. 


Of Newport. 24 Pieces, A. W. Haynes, Leader. 


Col. G. W. Sherman; Lieut. Col., W. Cook Hazard; Capt. James Ilogan, 
Adjutant, F. S. Hazard; Quartermaster, Thomas Chambers; Commissary 
S. D. Goff ; Lieut., Otto Guidice; 75 men — rifles. 


Drum Major, W. A. Day; Ten Drums. 


Col. John Livesey; Lt. Col. Chas. D. Kelley; Major, J. Wliite; Adjutant, 
J. Prior; Quartermaster, F. E. Dana; Surgeon, Gilbert Clarke; Paymaster, 
W. B. Crowell; Capt. J. Makepiece; Lieut., H. Birch; 40 men — rifles. 


Of Newi^ort. Captain, William K. Delaney; 1st Lieutenant, Michael 
McCormick; 2d Lieut., Morris Horrigan; 51 men — muskets. 



Captain D. Fanning; 1st Lieutenant, Thomas Connelly; 2d Lieutenant, 
William Duffee; 61 men — muskets. 


Of Newport, Captain, Collins S. Burrell; 1st Lieut, James W. Johnson ; 
2d Lieut., J. P. Easton; 45 men (colored), muskets. 
A. B. Winch, Leader, 20 Pieces. 
Col. James B. Burgess; Lt. Col. Edmund Horton; Maj. Alden Fish; 
Capt. John V. Lewis; Lieut. James Anderson; Quartermaster and Clerk, 
Frank L. Hoar; 50 men^rifles. 


Brigadier General William R. Walker, with the following staff oflBcers: 
Major S. R. Bucldin, Chief of Staff; Quartermaster, Capt. John W. Tilling- 
hast; Paymaster, Capt. G. W. Newell; Commissary, Capt. T. C. Le Valley; 
Surgeon, Stephen F. Fiske; Judge Ad., E. A.Perrin; Aid, Henry C. Pierce. 


Of Pawtucket, W. E. Gilmore Leader, 30 Pieces. 

First Battalion, Col. E. L. Freeman, commanding. Staff— Major, James 
M.Davis; Surgeon, A. A. Mann; Quartermaster, Geo. W. Barry; Quarter- 
master Sergt. C. F. Crawford. 


Captain Robert A. Robertson; Lieutenants David L. Sheldon; Benjamin 
W. Buffum — 50 muskets. 

Col. Robert McCloy; Lieut. Col. O. H. Perry; Major Geo. A. Mason; 
Staff— Adjutant, H. C. Brown; Quartermaster, J. A. Brown; Paymaster, 
James M. Crawford; Commissary, J. E. Dispeau; Surgeon, Freeman Beriy, 
Jr.; Assistant Surgeon, J. J. Sherman; Capt. C. B. Hathaway; Lieutenants 
P. Tower, Henry Read. 48 muskets. 



Captain, P. D. Hall; Lieuts. H. E. Dines; William Winterbottom. 

42 men. Five veteran soldiers accompimied the Ritles. 


H. French, Leader, Eighteen Pieces. 



Col. J. K. Waterhouse; Lieut. Col. N. A. Yaslet; Major J. McClarron; 
Capt. E.E. Pearce; Lt. A. Young; Staff Adjutant, E. H. Dudley; Quarter- 
master E. Thurber; Paymaster, C. Darling; Surgeon, Godfrey Miller; 18 

seco:n^d battalio:n'. 

Captain, Charles R. Dennis, Commanding. 
M- Arbuckle, Leader, Thirty Pieces. 
Major E- W. Potter, Leader. 
Three companies, sixty-five muskets, Capt. Charles E. Dennis command- 
ing; Lieut. E. B. Bullock commanding Company A., Lieut. J. J. Jenckes 
commanding Company B., Lieut. E. E. Annable commanding Company C; 
Lieut. J.L.Sherman; Staff Quartermaster, F. J.Sheldon; Paj^master, W. 
H. Teel; Assistant Paymaster, H. L. Parsons; Commissary, H. J. Steere; 
Inspector, Col. W. W. Brown; Chaplain, Eev. S. H. Webb. Guests of the 
r. L. I. Officers of State Guard, Worcester, Mass. 
Four companies, eighty-five muskets; Capt. E. W. Bucklin; Lieut. E. 
W. Allen, commanding Co. A.; Lieut. Arthur Brown, commanding Co. B.; 
Lieut. Frank Sheldon, Co. C; Lieut. F. S. Arnold, Co. D. 
With the Brigade Colors, 28 muskets Major James Smith, commanding; 
Captain H. M. Howe, Lieut. E. M. Young. 


Col. Henry Allen, commanding. 


H. C. Brown, Leader. 30 pieces. 
Two companies, with Color Guard, 74 muskets. Colonel Henry Allen; 
Lieutenant Colonel, Augustus Wright; Major, Wm. H. Mason; Capt. George 
A.Dodge; Staff-Adjutant, T. W. Chace; Quartermaster, E. A. Calder; Pay- 
master, B. F. Peabodie; Commissary, H. E.Metcalf; Assistant Quartermas- 
ter, E. H. Eockwell; Assistant, Orray Taft, Jr., Assistant Surgeon, H. C. 
Spencer. Guests of the United Train of Artillery, — Capt. L. D. Bulkley; 
Lieut. Benj. Gurney, Sergeant, John Martine; Private George H. Chatter- 
ton,— of the "Old Guard," New York. 

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Col. James Moran, Commanding. 


H. E. Lincoln, Leader, 25 pieces. 



Five companies. Col. James Moran; Adjutant, D. J. Mykius; Major, 

James Larkin; Captain, William H. Grimes; Sergeant, Major Thos. Keeflfe. 

Co. A. — Capt. Edward Moran; Lieutenants, J. Robinson, J. H. McGaran — 

45 muskets. Co. B. — Captain, Bernard Flynn: Lieutenants, J. CuUen, 

Owen Goodwin, — 40 muskets. Co. C. — Capt. J. J. Moriarty; Lieutenants, 

John McGraft; John Farrell. 40 muskets. Co. D.— Capt. John Rebens; 

Lieuts. J. E. Kearn, M. F. McCanna. 40 muskets. Co. F. — (formerly 

Lonsdale Infantry,) Capt. John Carrigan; Lieuts. James Slaine, Patrick 

Sullivan, 35 muskets. 

Forty five muskets. Capt. M. F. Munnegle; Lieuts. A. P. Lynn, J. A. 
Johnson. Staff— Quartermaster, William Johnson; Paymaster, P. G. Fox; 
Commissary, James W. Nolan. 

Major Zebedee Rowland, Commanding. 

Three companies. Col. Z. Howland; Adjutant, George H. Blair; Quar- 
termaster, E. J. Morris; Surgeon, Jerome Morgan. Co. A. — Capt. J. A. 
Munroe; Lieuts. W. II. Scott, A. M. Lawrence. 45 muskets. Co. B — Cap- 
tain L. G. Phenix; Lieuts. Alfred Smith, Thomas Brinn. 50 muskets. Co. 
C. — Capt. J. A. Creighton; Lieuts. L. Kennegee, Albro Lyons. ^50 muskets. 
Brigadier General James Waterhouse, Commanding. Staff Officers — 
Major Jonathan M. Wheeler, Captain Israel R. Sheldon, Captain Albert 
C. Dedrick. 


B. W. Nichols, leader, 21 pieces. 


Two companies. 98 muskets. Lieut. Col. J. Clarke Barber, Adjutant 

H. Swan, Paymaster S. II. Peabody, Surgeon C. N. Lewis, Asst. Surgeon 

E. H. Knowles, Chaplains. H. Cross. Co. C. — Capt. Daniel L.'Champlin; 

Lieuts. Samuel Blevin, Alfred B. Dyer. Co. B. — Capt. J. C. Babcock; 

Lieutenants George C. Stillman, J. B. Brown. 

Apponaug. 53 muskets. Col. Wm. H. Baker; Lieut. Col. Jason T. 


Wood; Maj. George Blackmore; Capt. H. J. Wilbur; Staff— Adjutant 
Henry Matteson; Paymaster J. G. Browning; Quartermaster J. T. Potter; 
Commissary John Pettis; Past Lieut. Col. S. W. Clarke 

East Greenwich. 58 muskets. Col. Lyman Himes, Lieut. Col. Warren 
D. Gardner, Major S. P. Lowell, Capt. Rowland Fish, Lt. Wm. Daven. 


S. Gallup, leader, 19 pieces. 


Sixty muskets. Col. James P. Briggs, Lieut. Col. H. C. Shippee, Major 

J. A. Hall, Capt. Stephen Johnson, Lieutenants G. W. Eish, J. A. Shippee, 

Paymaster Pardon Hopkins. 

Forty-two muskets. Capt. J. Costine, Lieuts. William McPherson, J. 
Hickey; Adjutant, Garrett Walsh; Paymaster, J. J. Sullivan. 

Major Edward G. Mead, commanding. Aids — Col. EHsha Dyer, Jr., and 
Major W. C. Simmons. 

Major G. R. Brown, Capt. VY. E. Cushing, Lieut. Stephen Trippe, Lieut. 
J. M. Hull, Adjutant Robert Grosvenor, Commissary R. H. Deming, Pay- 
master E. M. Hunt, Orderly G. B. Burhngame. Full battery of six pieces, 
battery wagon and forge. 

Capt. Henry J. White, 1st Lieut. Chas. M. Arnold, 2d. Lieut. Philo E. 
Thayer, 3rd Lieut. Elisha Colvin. Full battery of four pieces, 78 men. 
Pawtucket. Lieut. W. W. Dexter, commanding, 1st Lieut. John Allen 
2d Lieut. Ansel Sweet. Full battery of four pieces, 65 men. 
Col. Frederick Miller, Commander. 
Lieut. Col. J. Lippitt Snow, commanding; Major Stephen Browuell, Ad- 
jutant C. F. Taylor, Paymaster C. A. Hubbard, Capt. A. O. Bourne, Capt. 
C. H. Spra^ue, Lieut. J. C. King. 50 men. 

Capt. H. J. Hall, 1st Lieut. H. H. Richardson, 2d Lieut. S. B. Lord. 
Honorary Staff— Capt. F. M. Bates, Capt. Obadiah Brown, Surgeon J. C. 
Budlong, Chaplain S. L. Gracie. 55 men. 

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The line of march was through Broadway, Knight, High, 
Broad, Dorrance, Westminster, South Main, Transit, Ben- 
efit, Meeting, North Main, and Steeple Streets, to Exchange 
Place and the Monument. A perfect ovation greeted the 
column along the whole distance. Flags and decorations 
were in abundance, sidewalks, housetops, windows, and 
every conceivable place that would afford a view of the 
procession was occupied. Waving handkerchiefs were 
met at every step, and everything indicated that the dedi- 
cating services were a willing tribute from a grateful people. 
There were nearly two thousand Veterans in the ranks. 

The procession reached Exchange Place about one o'clock, 
when the Newport Artillery, the Governor's Body-Guard, 
escorted him to the stand near the Monument. The compa- 
nies of Veterans then formed in a solid body at the lower 
part of the open space with the Uniformed Militia in a 
compact form in the rear, the lines extending entirely 
across Exchange Place. When the word was given, this 
great body of men, more than four thousand in number, 
marched in division front up the wide thoroughfare towards 
the monument. The solid host, the many tattered battle flags, 
the blue uniforms of the Veteran Corps, the brilliant clothes 
of the citizen soldiers, the gleaming of the muskets and 
bayonets, and the firm and regular marching to tbe music of 
sixteen bands, was a sight never to be forgotten by those 
who witnessed it. As the column advanced, the spectators 
on the stand and the immense crowd which filled the side 
walks and grounds adjacent to the Monument and Eailroad 
Depot, applauded, cheered and waved their handkerchiefs 
over and over again. 

As soon as General Burnside, Chief Marshal, had massed 
the Veterans and the Military, he despatched one of his 


Assistants to the Committee on the platform, to make it 
known, and took his stand with a large number' of officers, 
including several from other States, upon the buttresses and 
steps of the Monument. The services now commenced and 
proceeded as follows: 

Dedication Overture arranged for the occasion, by the 
American Brass Band. 

Chorus, ''God of Israel," by a Choir of three hundred 
singers, under the direction of Edwin Baker, Esq. 

Introductory remarks by His Excellency Governor 
Padelford, as follows : 

Fello"^ Citizens : — The occasion which has called us together this day 
is the most memorable that has ever occurred in our history. We meet to 
do honor to the brave men who have given up their lives for their countr}-, 
and whose names, on tablets of bronze, are immortalized on the beautiful 
monument about to be uncovered before you. Like all the works of man, 
granite and bronze may in tmi^ crumble and decay; but the memory of 
these brave men will not perish. While time lasts, their sacrifices will form 
a brilliant page in the history of their country, shedding a bright lustre on 
their native State, forever covering them Avith imperishable glory and 

Let us be grateful to Divine Providence that so many who went forth to 
<lo battle, were permitted to return, and are present with us on this occasion. 
Their hearts must be moved with a feeling of just pride, that the memory 
of their comrades in arms is this day to be consecrated, not only by monu- 
mental art, but by suitable exercises before this vast assemblage of our 
fellow citizens from all parts of our beloved State. 

It is a fitting occasion for us all to drink at the fountains of Divine inspi- 
ration, lessons of wisdom and of patriotism for our future guidance in life. 

It is not becoming for me to speak at this time of the daring deeds of our 
soldiers, or of the grand results to humanity and to the world, which the 
war has effected. This will be done by one who has alike stood by them in 
battle, and who has administered spiritual comfort to them in the hour of 

Let the Monument be uncovered ! 

While the curtain which enveloped the Monument was 
being slowly withdrawn, a dirge was played by the Band. 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 15 

The solemnity of the spectacle touched the hearts of the 
spectators and drew tears from hundreds. But when the 
whole structure appeared with its beautiful bronze statues, 
cheer upon cheer, loud and long, arose from the vast multi- 
tude which filled the square. Mr. Rogers, the sculptor and 
designer of the Monument, being called for, came forward 
and was presented to the spectators by the Hon. William 
Grosvenor, one of the State Committee, and loudly cheered. 
The State Committee, under whose charge the Monument 
had been executed, were next called for, when they appeared, 
made their acknowledgment, and were also cheered. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Thayer, of Newport. 
'Chorus, '*The Lord is Great," was sung by the Choir. 
The Rev. Augustus Woodbury was then introduced and 
delivered the Oration. 


Fellow - Citizens, Comrades, Friends : There seems 
scarcely a place for words in the presence of this memorial 
of immortal deeds. The structure, — the occasion, — speaks. 
Those mute figures which represent the defenders of the 
Kepublic by land and sea, are vocal above the power of 
human speech. That long list of brave men who passed 
through seas of blood, and at last died that the nation might 
live, is at once the eulogy and the perpetual record of a vir- 
tue, which survives death. This vast concourse, gathered 
from every part of our State, attests the desire of the people 
to honor the memory of those who fell in their defence. 
This assembly of comrades, of the same grand army of the 
living and the dead, speaks of victory won through severest 
struggles, and peace secured through sanguinary strife. 
Those tattered flags, rent by the missiles of the foe, and 
begrimmed by the dust and smoke of battle, add their 
pathetic story of heroism and sacrifice. The day itself 
recalls the memories of that great conflict in which our 
best and bravest fell. IIow little can be expressed by words 
that reach only the bodily ear, while these voices are speak- 
ing to the soul ! At best, it can be but a feeble offering 
that I bring to the departed, and a simple flower that I cast 
upon their graves. 


The erection of this monument has a profoundly important 
purpose. It is to perpetuate the remembrance of what 
the men of Khode Island did and suffered in behalf of the 
entire country. It is to aid in quickening the sentiment of 
patriotism in the national heart, and in educating the 
national character to a complete self-devotion to duty. 
When visiting Westminster Abbey, and contemplating the 
monuments of the worthies of English history, with which 
it is filled, I could not avoid the thought, that these were 
the teachers of a nation's life, as well as the witnesses to a 
nation's gratitude. For here the men, women and children of 
England could come to learn how "the path of duty" be- 
comes "the way to glory." Here would be aroused the 
desire to emulate the greatness of which the marble told. 
We, indeed, have no Westminster Abbey, no venerable tem- 
ple, beneath whose sacred roof a nation's pious and grateful 
care collects the ashes of her honored dead. But on every 
village green arises the "Soldiers' Monument," with its tale 
of a fidelity and courage, which shrank not from every 
danger, duty, hardship, sacrifice and death. Our memorial 
edifice is the vast temple built by the Almighty's hand, and 
domed by the over-arching sky. Here w^e raise the com- 
memorative shaft, but more enduring still is the memory of 
the dead, enshrined, not in "storied urn," but in every loyal 
breast. I recall the famous words of Pericles in the funeral 
oration, which he pronounced in the early part of the Pelo- 
ponnesian war, over the fallen Athenian youth : "Bestow- 
ing thus their lives upon the public, they have every one 
acquired a praise that will never decay, a sepulchre that 
will always be most illustrious — not that in which their 
bones lie mouldering, but that in which their fame 
is preserved, to be on every occasion eternally re- 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 19 

membered, when honor is the employ of either word or 
act. This whole earth is the sepulchre of illustrious men ; 
nor is it the inscription on the columns in their native soil 
alone that shows their merit, but the memorial of them, 
better than all inscription, in every foreign nation, reposited 
more durably in universal remembrance than on their own 

These memorable names now thus inscribed belong to men 
of every rank. There is no preeminence in death except 
when value and virtue give it renown. The name of the pri- 
vate soldier has a place as lasting, as that of the general of 
division which heads the roll. Each one who did his work 
and met his fate, as a brave man should, in the position to 
which Providence assigned him, equally deserves an honora- 
able commemoration. Some fell in battle on the land, 
some found death upon the sea. The first and last struggle 
of the war demanded each its victim. The life-blood of 
some was the price of victory. The death of some added 
to the anguish of defeat. Some died in the hospital, 
some amid the horrors of the prison, and some were 
privileged to breathe their last, soothed by the care of 
friends and kindred. Some were laid away tenderly in the 
soft bosom of the earth by loving hands, and some sleep in 
unknown graves. All endured the toil, and fell by the 
stroke of battle or disease, as Providence ordained. We 
would here make no distinction. We judge of deeds, not 
by the position, but by the personal character of him who 
performs them, and by their own inherent worth. If the 
quality of work be good, the place of performance is of 
little account. Honor belongs to true manhood rather than 
high rank, and lies in the spirit and manner of the doing 
more than in the deed. 


Another fact is here to be observed. Among the Ameri- 
can soldiers and sailors were men of all degrees of privilege 
and training. The rich and the poor ; men Avho were 
tenderly nurtured and those who were taught in adversity's 
hard school ; the highly cultured and those of little learn- 
ing ; men of mark and men of quiet life — of conspicuous 
fame and of an obscure career ; men of all creeds, of all 
parties, of all occupations, trades and professions ; of 
various nativity and different race — all these met and 
mingled, fused together in the fire of a common patriotism. 
Remember, that this was not a compulsory, but rather a 
voluntary service. Remember, that these men were accus- 
tomed, for the most part, to the comforts of well-ordered 
homes and peaceful avocations. Yet they freely undertook 
the performance of the most difficult tasks ; endured the 
hardships of the march, the voyage, the camp ; faced the 
dangers of battle on field and flood, with a calm courage or 
a daring bravery, which commanded the admiration of the 
veterans of disciplined armies and fleets. These men, in 
short, adjusted themselves to all the vicissitudes and exi- 
gencies of the war with a marvellous facility and flexibility 
of mind. This power of adaptation was as marked in the 
men of the regular, as in those of the volunteer ser- 
vice. Officers, whose duties had never exceeded the com- 
mand of a seaside fort or frontier post, of an exploring 
party, or a single ship's crew, suddenly found themselves 
weighted with heavy responsibilities, and entrusted with 
enterprises of wide importance. Rising by quick promotion, 
they soon became charged with the leadership of large 
armies and fleets, and the conduct of a great war, in which 
the combatants were counted by the hundred thousand. Yet 
these men, of necessarily small experience, proved them- 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 21 

selves equal to the nation's greatest demands. I speak, of 
course, in general terms. There was a certain proportion of 
cowardice, unfaithfulness, incompetence. But this propor- 
tion was never large, and when known, was condemned and 
quietly put aside. 

Whence came this remarkable power of adaptation to the 
needs and duties of a great war ? How did it happen to 
belong to men whose lives had mostly been spent in peace, 
and far away from any sound of arms — many of whom had 
to learn even the details of the manual from the start ? 
Was it, that the American people were gifted with any 
special aptitude for a military life ? Was there anything in 
our common modes of living that indicated the existence of 
any such capacity as was here displayed ? Mr. Grote, the 
learned historian of Greece says : ''Neither in the life of an 
individual, nor in that of a people, does the ordinary and 
every-day movement appear at all worthy of those particu- 
lar seasons, in which a man is lifted above his own level, 
and becomes capable of extreme devotion and heroism. Yet 
such emotions, though their complete predominance is never 
more than transitory, have their foundations in veins of 
sentiment, which are not, even at other times, wholly ex- 
tinct, but count among the manifold forces tending to modify 
and improve, if they cannot control human nature." It 
may have been so in our national life. Doubtless, on the 
surface, there was very little evidence of the great things 
beneath. Yet the patient and heroic qualities of manhood 
which the war demanded and developed, and which lifted 
the nation above its own level, were by no means accidental 
in their origin or sudden in their growth. They came up 
from a living root, which ran deep into the soil of the 
national character. The American citizen has had the 


schooling of two centuries and a half of conflict with the 
wilderness, with wild beasts, with savage men and savage 
principles. Thus has he been trained to a quick adjustment 
to new circumstances and strange conditions ; to the ne- 
cessity of preserving his own personal freedom' and life, 
and the public order ; to the equal necessity of placing the 
growing commonwealth beyond the reach of danger. 
" Patriotism is impossible in a republic," said they who 
did not appreciate the value of this life-long education. 
'' Our republic," we say in reply — and the word comes from 
lips now silent in the dust ; I read it between the lines of 
yonder inscription — " Our republic is the great school of 
patriotism." The American citizen accepts it as a part of 
his religion, that the duty he owes to the State is next to 
that he owes to his God ! This sentiment, born within him, 
grew with his growth, and became the dominant power 
of his manhood's life. 

At the basis of the American character there were cer- 
tain principles, which, slowly developing amid the circum- 
stances of American history, only awaited their occasion — 
the principle of obedience to the constitutional pact ; a 
regard for law enacted by the representatives of the people ; 
submission of private advantage to public authority ; sub- 
ordination of personal interest to the public good ; reverence 
for the sacredness of self-government ; and above all, and 
beneath all, a deep conviction, that the body politic, which 
grew out of the Declaration of Independence, was not a 
mere confederacy of communities bound together by local 
interest, but a nation, entitled to the service of all her 
citizens to maintain her existence and heighten her glory — 
a State, whose base was the fundamental law of a written 
constitution, whose strength was in the loyalty of the 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 23 

people, whose bonds of union were the obligations of patri- 
otism, and whose increasing welfjire was the prime object of 
political life ! Forty years ago Jackson said : *' The Consti- 
tution of the United States forms a government, not a 
league. Each state, having expressly parted with so many 
powers, as to constitute jointly with other states a single 
nation, cannot, from that period, possess any right to secede, 
because such secession does not break a league, but destroys 
the unity of a nation." The rebellion of the Southern 
States and the confederacy which they formed, violated all 
these principles, and so the loyal people of the Republic 
fought down the one, and destroyed the other. 

Other elements were not wanting, — the perception of an 
ideal republic to be made real in this western world ; the 
knowledge of an imperative moral law to which states must 
bow ; faith in the power of religious truth, as prominent in 
the rudenesses of the pioneer's and the soldier's life, as in the 
refinements of settled and peaceful communities. The 
moral and ideal qualities of character, which have been the 
real substance of our national life from the first, cannot be 
left out of our estimate of the strength of the American 
Union. The power of the ideal is always the puzzle of 
human selfishness. When the South tried to break away 
from the North, it seemed, to all outward appearance, as 
though a general disintegration would take place. Our 
enemies abroad considered it as a foregone conclusion. 
Disloyal people at home talked of the impossibility of re- 
storing the Union. Some among ourselves, at times, 
distrusted our own power. It was because the tenacity and 
durability of the ideal element of national life were not well 
understood. There was a certain allegiance to conscience, 
and a certain faith in truth, justice, righteousness and God, 


which had underlain all our history and proved the salt of 
all our life. That power which, step by step, and in the face 
of dangers, difficulties and distresses, has reclaimed the 
wilderness, and made it the abode of civilization and freedom, 
has descended to us by direct inheritance. It came with our 
fathers across the stormy seas ; it went with them through 
the perils of our colonial history and the terrible struggle of 
the Revolution ; it has gone with each successive stage in 
our national progress to subdue the continent — the ideal, 
moral, religious power, which dwelt in the hearts of the 
people and gave them life ; taught them how to bear 
adversity cheerfully ; saved them from the enervating in- 
fluence of prosperous fortunes ; finally welded them together, 
and made them capable of high and heroic deeds. 

In no contest have ideas fought more conspicuously to 
those who could see, than in this. On the one side were 
liberty, human rights, civilization, the consecration of a con- 
tinent to constitutional freedom. On the other side were 
slavery, human wrongs, the barbarism which is always in- 
separable from an irresponsible despotism, the dominion of a 
continent in the interests of oppression. The stronger and 
better ideas triumphed, as they always will and always must. 
In the nature of things, there could be but one result — the 
reestablishment of the State and its enthronement on a 
position alike impregnable to foreign and domestic foes. 
That which conquered was not altogether the power of 
superior numbers, but rather the power of superior ideas. 
Behind that was faith in those ideas and in God, firmly 
abiding in the popular heart, expressed in the remarkable 
state papers of the Executive, deeply fixed and faithfully 
cherished, amid all temporary discouragements and sometimes 
disheartenino: defeats. This carried us throuc:h the conflict 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 25 

to its victorious end. It destroyed slavery, secession and 
treason. It made the Union secure. It commanded, as 
well for the finally successful cause as for the emancipation 
of the slaves, .''the considerate judgment of mankind, and 
the gracious favor of Almighty God." 

It is not often that a great cause has for its foundation, 
and for the impulse of its promotion, such depth and power 
of moral earnestness. It is not surprising that, in an age 
given over to the pursuit of material ends, the moral power 
of the loyal states should have been anderrated and their 
purpose misunderstood, both at home and abroad. It was no 
struggle for empire between rival factions or rival sections, 
as some foreigners professed to believe. It was the heart of 
the nation striving to live and perpetuate its life. Those, 
who sought to destroy the Union, did not know the strength 
of the sentiment they were trying to uproot. We, who 
sought to preserve the Republic, held back with long forbear- 
ance from the war for which the South was urgent. We 
hoped that the strife unto blood might be averted. We re- 
membered how closely the North and South had stood 
together in the past, in-defence of the commonwealth. We 
could hardly believe that an American hand would willingly 
strike the separating blow, which would deprive us of our 
common heritage and our common hope. So, when the war 
came, we accepted its prosecution as a duty to be performed 
with persistence, but not with bitterness or hatred. When 
the war ended, we applied ourselves at once to the work of 
binding up the wounds, and closing the breaches it had 
made. We demanded, that its results should be accepted by 
those who provoked it. We still demand it. But, severe as 
the contest was, I doubt if there remains, in the hearts of 
those who conquered, any feeling of personal animosity 


toward those who failed. When the strife was over all such 
hostilily was buried out of sight. God grant that for it 
there may be no resurrection ! 

The moral earnestness which entered into the conflict 
deepened the sense of personal responsibility. The loyal 
citizen, educated to a love of free institutions, saw a personal 
danger in the peril that threatened them. He had come to 
feel that in them individual freedom had its best guaranty. 
The free state protects, and is protected by the free man. 
Each draws life from the other. Neither can exist apart. 
The preservation of the Republic is the preservation of the 
citizen. There is no ideal excellence, of which the citizen 
dreams, that may not belong to the State, of which he is a 
part. By this intimate interweaving of needs, interests, 
duties, ambitions, is produced that texture of national life, 
which is too tenacious to be rent asunder by violence, and 
too enduring to be worn away by time. American institu- 
tions have their assurance of stability in the power of 
individual patriotism. Each citizen can say : "I am the 
State." Each citizen will swear : "While I live, the State 
shall have a defence and support." 

In the camp, and under the despotism of martial law, the 
soldier was still a citizen. He had his own opinions in re- 
gard to questions of public policy, and could judge intelli- 
gently of the plans discussed in the cabinet, and the move- 
ments executed in the field. He voted. He had his 
daily mail and his daily newspaper. He was in constant 
communication with his home, and knew precisely what 
was uppermost in the public mind. His military life lay 
upon the broad basis of his intelligent political duty. 
Martinets, who wished to make the army a machine, old 
soldiers who were accustomed to the routine of military, dis- 


cipline, shook their heads, doubted, complained, possibly 
feared, that this sense of citizenship would spoil the soldier. 
But the army that saved the Kepul lie was never a machine, 
but rather a living organism, that moved and acted from the 
impulse of its own innate vital force. In actual warfare, the 
most thoughtful and intelligent soldier was the most trust- 
worthy — the best, foremost, and most steadfast. It seemed 
difficult for those who stood on an equal footing at home, to 
recognize and observe the distinctions of rank in the field. 
But here the good sense of the American character prevented 
any disturbance of order. Breaches of discipline occurred 
among the unthinking and reckless, who are always 
reluctant to submit to authority. But, in general, the citi- 
zen soldier easily fell into the place in which his particular 
duty was to be performed. For the time he held in abeyance 
his democratic prerogatives, and accepted the situation, as it 
was then proposed to him. He sacrificed his personal inde- 
pendence to his duty to the imperilled State. 

Thus it happened that the armies in the field were always 
loyal, both to their immediate commanders and to the 
general government. The attachments formed in army life 
are proverbially strong. A popular commander*— as with 
hooks of steel — binds the hearts of his soldiers closely to 
himself. It is no slight matter to remove from command a 
chief, to whom service has become like personal devotion. 
When the governmimt found it necessary to perform this un- 
gracious duty, the soldiers readily acquiesced, and bated not 
a title of their obedience to the new leader. The Army of 
the Potomac had, from first to last, no less than five difter- 
ent commanders. In the chief command of our western armies 
frequent changes took place. Yet the allegiance of our citi- 
zen soldiers was unchanged, though their affections were 


sometimes sorely tried. Whatever may be said or thouglit 
of others, they always stood firm to their duty. In their 
clear perception of duty they assured themselves that in the 
business of war, the prime obligation was hearty, unquestion- 
ing obedience to a superior in rank. When it is remembered 
— as it always should be remembered — that these were not 
veterans, accustomed by long service to obey, and knowing 
no other rule, but citizens, who were wonted to independent 
thought and action, and had lately been transplanted from 
the freedom of home-life to the restraints of the camp, the 
phenomenon was truly wonderful. Germany, in the recent 
war, has shown something similar, though not altogether 
like. For her landwehr and landsturm constitute a vast 
military organization, with stated and regular terms of ser- 
vice. In no nation of modern times, I can safely say, has 
such an army of citizen soldiers, with such facility, been 
raised, organized, trained to war ; taught to turn the hand 
from plough, anvil, hammer, plane, pen, pencil, book to mus- 
ket, bayonet, cannon, cutlass, sword, and found equally 
efficient in the use of either implement. It is to the exceed- 
ing honor of the American citizen that he could thus easily 
assume tli^/Bse new duties, and submit himself to this new 

In speaking thus warmly of our volunteer forces, I would, 
in no way, disparage the services of the regular and navy. 
Especially would I recognize the importance of a mili- 
tary and naval education. The country cannot dispense 
with its national schools at West Point and Annapolis. We 
must always have, as we shall always need, well- trained of- 
ficers to organize, to plan, to direct. But after all, the na- 
tion's chief reliance must be, not upon large standing armies 
and fleets, but upon her own citizens, loyal, facile, intelli- 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 29 

gent, patriotic, always ready for a self- forgetful, devoted ser- 
vice. It was gratifying to perceive the general spirit of 
cordialty with which the regular and volunteer officers, both 
in army and navy, fraternized with one another. There 
could be no rivalry, except in striving to prove who could 
serve the best and sacrifice the most. Side by side on yon- 
der tablet are the names of Stevens and Rodman — friends, 
comrades, brothers in arms, officers in the same corps — fit 
representatives of the regular and volunteer service. The 
one was educated at the national military academy. The 
other came from business life. Is the laurel of the one 
greener than that of the other ? Is the memory of the one 
dearer than that of the other? Equally brave, erjually de- 
voted, no jealousy disturbed their friendship in life, or ob- 
scured their glory in death. The chief question between 
such men as these, both then and now, is, what service can 
each best render to the common mother of them all ? 

It was also pleasing to observe the confidence which was 
reposed in our volunteer officers and soldiers by the best gen- 
erals in the regular army. Grant gave to Butler, and — no 
wise discouraged by his failure — to Terry, the opportunity 
of capturing Fort Fisher, and of winniug the honor of that 
brilliant exploit. The most effective operation of the war — 
Sherman's march' to the sea — was successfully performed by 
a force composed almost entirely of a volunteer soldiery. 
For Sherman knew the men he trusted, and trusted them 
without reserve. So Farragut, with unrivalled bravery and 
skill, opened the way for the volunteer soldier to occupy 
New Orleans and Mobile. So Foote, with scarcely less 
gallantry, cleared our western rivers for the victorious pro- 
gress of our arms by land. The faithful servants of the Eepub- 
lic seek only to serve her well. The trained soldier and sailor. 


the citizen and volunteer, unite in patriotic duty. The 
country remembers both with equal gratitude, and gives to 
both, as now and here, an equal and imperishable honor. 

There was a certain poetic and religious element which 
wound its silver thread through the dark texture of the 
strife, to enliven and beautify it. It was noticed, both in the 
active duty of the march and even of the battle, and in the 
endurance of the hospital, that our soldiers had a great love 
for flowers, and in many instances a deep religious sentiment. 
After the battle of the Wilderness, was found upon the bor- 
der of the field the body of a drummer boy, shot through and 
through. His hand clasped a bunch of violets, which he had 
plucked after he was struck, and on his face still lingered a 
smile of delight, as if the sweet familiar fragrance had 
overeome the pain of dying. 1'ouching picture — but one of 
many ! Almost every knapsack had a place for a copy of the 
New Testament, with a few dried leaves or flowers pressed 
within it, bits of poetry, and photographs of friends at 
home. The rose-bud brightened the dark uniform. The 
frequent song lightened the toil of the dusty road. In the 
hospital, what patience, what true and trusting faith soothed 
the long hours of pain and watching, or prepared the soul to 
meet the summons of death ! The American soldier had a 
home behind him, and the sweet influence of that home sent 
a gleam of glory athwart the gloom of war. Love, hope 
and religion, that, had made home beautiful for remembrance, 
still followed the young soldier. The father's honest pride, 
the mother's warm affection, the wife's earnest prayer, the 
fairmaiden's love and longing — all came to mind and memory, 
as he stood in the front of the battle, or lay on his cot of 
suffering, and, while his heart softened into tenderness, it 
strengthened into heroism. He did the duty and bore the 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 31 

pain the better, because of this blessed recollection and this 
upward looking faith. As he died, beautiful visions of green 
fields and spreading trees and glorious mountain-peaks, the 
broad prairie, the waving grain, the village home, passed 
before him. Soft eyes looked into his own from out the 
gathering darkness, and gentle voices whispered to his 
heart. No roar of cannon now, no clash of steel, but only 
the prayers he had learned at his mother's knee, and the 
memories of tender vows! Was it hard thus to die? The 
brave youth only regretted, that he had but one life to give 
to his country.* 

In judging of the character of our patriotism, we must not 
forget the influence of this home -life, to which I have just 
alluded, nor must we pass over in silence the great part 
which woman acted in the war. To the lessons of obedi- 
ence and faithfulness she had taught in earlier years, to the 
actual labor she performed at home and in the hospital, to 
the enthusiasm and earnest interest she inspired, to the 
prayers she uttered, to the s;iintly trust, the sublime pa- 
tience she exhibited — even unconsciously to herself — w^e 
are indebted more than we know. Without the woman's 
help, man could have done but little. Without the spirit of 
the woman's bravery, man could have fought his battles with 
but slight success. There were invisible reenforcements 
always marching to the field. There were supplies or cour- 
age and faith ahvays going forward. The homes of the peo- 
ple were never exhausted, and out of them flowed the never- 
failing streams which refreshed the nation's life. I re- 
member now the earnest word of a poor, honest, humble wo- 

*Xathaii II;ile, an Ameriran officer in tlie Revolution, was taken by tlie 
British and executed, at New Yoi% as a spy, Sept •z2,177(). Ilis last words 
Avere : "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." 


man, whicli may well illustrate the spirit of our loyal home- 
life. She lived in some little country town in Massachusetts, 
and had come down to the hospital at Portsmouth Grove to 
see her son, who had been treated there, and was about re- 
turning to the army in the field. I happened to witness 
their parting as she went on board the boat that was to bring 
her up to the city. He was a bright, manly-looking youth 
— a private soldier. She kissed him, took his hand in hers, 
and said, ''John, good bye, I may never see you again; 
but mind this, John, be sure and do your duty straight up 
to the handle !" "I will, mother," said he, in a cheery, 
yet somewhat tearful way — and so they separated. There 
was no doubt that he would ! In talking with her while 
coming up the bay, I found that she belonged to that sturdy 
yeoman class of our people, from among whom the majority 
of our rank and file had been recruited — a thoroughly loyal 
American woman, who was willing to sacrifice much, and to 
endure much poverty and hard labor, if necessary. Three of 
her sons were already in the army, and the strain upon her 
was somewhat hard. But her brave heart never gave up, as 
though her own happiness and life were of little value in the 
time of the nation's necessity. It is a good illustration 
of the force that was in reserve, constantly sending forward 
its supports. The poor woman's phrase might have been 
more elegantly rendered, but the spirit and sentiment were 
there. Were they not everywhere, pervading the hearts of 
all our loyal women ? I believe that the force, which these 
supplied, contributed very largely to the national success. 
Out of such sweet and tender life came forth an invincible 
strength ! 

The war came to an end, and the citizen soldiers of the 
Republic were to return to peaceful pursuits. Many anxious 

soldiers' and SAILOliS' MONUMENT. 33 

minds, not fully appreciating the capabilities of the Ameri- 
can character, inquired whether these men had not been 
unfitted, by their military experience, for the occupations of 
civil life. The result proved the groundlessness of any fear 
or doubt of this kind. As the manner in which the people 
met the emergencies of the war was exceptional, so was the 
return of the soldiers to their social duties quite beyond the 
ordinary course. Silently and swiftly w^ere they merged, 
Avith but few exceptions, into the great mass of our popula- 
tion. The public order felt no shock, the social state no 
disturbance. Those who had been conspicuous in the public 
eye, acting the great drama, of which all the world w^as a 
spectator, were content to retire to the obscurity of private 
life. No interests suffered. No rights wxre violated. On 
the contrary, the public welfare was promoted by the in- 
crease of productive labor. The country, already recover- 
ing from the blow she had received, has started forward on 
a course of prosperity, the end of which is beyond all our 
dreams of greatness. These men, instead of being demor- 
alized by the war, seemed to have been touched by the spirit 
of a new consecration, as though the awful face of Duty 
had been unveiled before them, and their souls had been 
thrilled by her never-to-be-forgotten voice. 

To deepen and strengthen the character — that Avas the re- 
sult. And with such added strength and depth, the com- 
munity could gratefully receive into its bosom the returning 
brave. As they marched back with firm step and bronzed 
faces, in clothing worn and defaced, bearing high the old 
flag, whose rags were more glorious than gilded banners, and 
Avhose faded inscriptions told of bloody fields, we welcomed 
them with a joy which was sometimes too deep for words. 
We looked along their ranks, and saw the vacant [)laccs 


which the storm of battle had made. Our eyes were wet 
with tears that came unbidden. Our heads were bowed in 
submission to that will which had ordered the event. In our 
hearts we made the vow that they who had fallen should never 
lack an honorable memorial ; that their wounded and disa- 
bled comrades should never ask for sympathy and aid in vain ; 
that their widows and orphans should never know want ; 
that the cause for which they died should never be deserted 
or betrayed ; and that we ourselves, taking new courage and 
faith from their example, would make the land we loved 
more worthy of so loyal a service and so costly a sacrifice. 
That vow is registered in Heaven and on the nation's heart, 
and by God's help it shall be faithfully kept. 

While paying our honor to the dead, we would not forget 
the living veterans, who have "no cause to blush that they 
survive the battle." The nation owes its life to the exer- 
tions of these men — both the wounded and unscathed — and 
cannot well discharge the debt. So, to-day, I would plead 
in their behalf — not for alms, not for the charity that de- 
prives one of self-respect, not for the gifts which are be- 
stowed upon the disabled man, who wails forth his melan- 
choly music from the curbstone of the street, but — for pub- 
lic employment, that they may, in the spirit of independent 
citizens, serve the country in peace as they did in war. So 
I urge, that whenever the country has any work to perform, 
which they are capable of doing, or any office of honor or 
emolument which they are fitted to fill, their claims should 
be remembered first of all. The Republic has not been whol- 
ly ungrateful in the past to those who have imperilled life 
and limb for her sake. The future shall show, that the 
American people have good memory for all faithful and pat- 
riotic deeds. 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 35 

What now has come from all this ? What has the country 
purchased with all these labors, strifes, sacrifices and griefs? 
Out of the terrible contest emerge two great ideas — Nation- 
ality and Free Citizenship. We are a compacted, united 
nation, a body politic, vital in every part. No one state has 
the headship. All are equal. Each is autonomous. But 
all are joined by an irrefragable bond of union. The Dec- 
laration of Independence now reaches its logical conclusion. 
The Constitution now receives its right interpretation. Its 
magnificent preamble — pregnant with the life of centuries — 
we can now read, without hesitation and without reserve : 
"We, the people of these United States, in order to form a 
more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tran- 
quility, provide for the common defence, promote the general 
welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and 
our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of 
the United States of America." We now can com.pre- 
hend what it is to be a nation and a power in the earth. 
The hope of the fathers is nearing its fruition. Their prom- 
ise and prophecy to mankind is having its fulfilment. 

One result, as encouraging to national virtue, as it is grat- 
ifying to national pride, is the position our success has given 
us among the nations of the world. The Union is now in 
no danger of being misunderstood. Success clears the eye 
of many a film, the mind of many a prejudice. If, as Jef- 
ferson said, the cause of the struggling colonies for indepen- 
dence was the cause of human nature, we can well say now, 
that the preservation of the Republic is a gain to human civ- 
ilization everywhere. In the time of our extremity, foreign 
powers mistrusted our ability. In the time of our success 
they are eager to profess their confidence. No more signifi- 
cant act has been performed within the present century, than 


the recent negotiation with Great Britain of the treaty of 
Washington. It is, as has been well said, ''a new depart- 
ure for mankind in the science of international law'' and the 
policy of international intercourse. The United States and 
England have laid the world under obligations of gratitude, 
as they have shown, that two great nations with — as some 
have thought — abundant reasons for war, can find still more 
abundant reasons for peace, and can submit disputed ques- 
tions of the highest importance to the tribunal of impartial 
arbitration. While others have wasted their strength by vin- 
dictive war, clutching at each other's throat to gratify long- 
cherished enmity, and laying up large stores for a future of 
bitterest revenge, these two have gained the unwonted glo- 
ry of proving, that national honor can consist with interna- 
tional amity. Fortunate opportunity for us to be thus in- 
strumental in promoting the welfare of humanity, and to 
preach this new gospel of peace in the good old mother- 
tongue ! But the opportunity came from our success. 

It is not simply as a nation, but it is as a nation of free 
men, that we stand in our place to-day. How short a time 
ago it was that the institution of slavery, cruel, aggressive, 
defiant, ruled the land ! So powerful it seemed, that good 
men mourned and wise men feared, when they contemplated 
the future of the Republic. It was so strong in its founda- 
tions, so well-supported, so fully fortified in public opinion, 
so confident in itself, that the most clear-sighted could scarce- 
ly discern a ray of hope for its extinction. The most san- 
guine of its opponents only ventured to believe, that its fur- 
ther extension could be stayed. But Divine Providence had 
decreed better things for us. In the fire of the war the 
chains of the bondman were melted. Baptized with blood, 
the slave arose from his degradation a free citizen of the Re- 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 37 

public. It would have staggered credulity to be told, that a 
result like that could be accomplished in half a century. 
Behold, it required scarcely two years of strife to speak the 
word of emancipation, butf four years to make the word a 
fact, and less than a decade to fix it forever in the funda- 
mental national law ! We fought the battle better than we 
knew. The irresistible logic of events solved the problem. 
Led by a power higher than ourselves, we marched on to 
victories greater than we dreamed. Our eyes were blessed 
with the vision of a glory which others had long desired to 
see, but died without the sight. A grand imperial Union 
arose with its zeal of free citizenship — without distinction 
race, color, or previous condition of servitude — and took its 
place unchallenged among the foremost powers of time. The 
war gave us the opportunity of proving that a free citizen 
is his country's best defender. Let peace enable us to prove, 
that freedom of citizenship is the best element of a country's 
enduring greatness. Let the nations be taught that the 
American system of government — ''of the people, by the 
people, for the people" — is the most equitable 'among men ; 
that that empire is the best and the greatest, which has lib- 
erty for the corner-stone of its foundations, and equal jus- 
tice between man and man, for the binding cement of its walls. 
What mighty results hath God wrought through the instrumen- 
tality of these humble, faithful men and women ! We have 
come to our triumph through great tribulation. But what a 
triumph it is, and what transcendent possibilities for man- 
kind are within it ! 

It is a grateful thought, to-day, that in these events, im- 
portant to ourselves and to the interests of civilization every- 
where the State of Rhode Island has borne a conspicuous 
part. Her troops were among the earliest in the field and 


among the last to leave it, having won a name for good dis- 
cipline, for bravery, for endurance, for steady faithfulness in 
all positions, second to none. We would also gratefully re- 
call the honorable services of those Rhode Island men, of dif- 
ferent rank, — officers, soldiers, sailors — in the regiments of 
other states, in the regular army, navy and marine corps, 
wdiose gallantry and self devotion reflected glory on their 
state. All along the line, fi'om the time that Burnside led 
the First Rhode Island to Washington, and Ives offered him- 
self and his yacht to the government, to the firing of the 
last gun of the war, the men of Rhode Island made an illus- 
trious record for us and for themselves. They served w^ith 
Burnside, at Roanoke, Newbern, Fort Macon, South Moun- 
tain, and Knoxville ; with Sherman, Hunter, Mitchell, and 
Gilmore at Port Royal, Pulaski, James Island and the siege 
of Charleston ; with Butler and Banks at New Orleans ; 
with McClellan at Yorktown, before Richmond and at Antie- 
tam ; with Meade at Gettysburg ; with Thomas at Nash- 
ville ; with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley ; with Grant 
at Yicksburg and in the long Virginia campaigns of 1864-G5, 
which closed the war. Manassas, the Peninsula, Chantilly, 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville witnessed their unavail- 
ing valor. Their blood mingled with the waters of the Gulf 
of Mexico. The murderous fires of the Mississippi Passes 
lighted their path to victory under Farragut. The daring 
assault of Fort Fisher added to their renown. Goldsborough 
in Pamlico and Albermarle Sounds ; Dupont at Hilton Head, 
and Dahlgren in Charleston harbor, saw and commended 
their bravery. What McDowell said on the eve of the first 
battle of Bull Run : "I rely on the Rhode Island brigade,'' 
has been confirmed upon a hundred fields. The State which 
gave a Greene and a Hopkins to the Revolution, and a Perry 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 39 

to the war of 1812, has not forgotten her ancient renown, 
and now stands among her sisters, wearing the bays which 
her sons have placed upon her brow. The principles which 
were the inspiration of her early life, have been the strength 
of her latter days. It is with a just and reasonable pride, 
that every citizen, from the humblest to the highest, can read 
the story, and feel that he can rightly share her fame. The 
people of our State, always remembering that they were 
Americans as Avell as Rhode Islanders,' have given, indeed, a 
happy illustration of the truth, that Republican institutions, 
administered by an intelligent and virtuous democracy, can 
develope a patriotism, glorious in character, splendid in 
achievement, such as the world has rarely seen. No commu- 
nity has been more jealous of individual liberty and the rights 
of the State. No community has been more united in sup- 
port of every measure adopted for the common defence. No 
community has given better and brighter evidence of devo- 
tion to the common good. The experience through which we 
passed, was sad, but we have been chastened for our profit. 
The test was searching, but we triumphantly sustained it. 
Now we are convinced, that what we have secured is worth 
all that it has cost. The Union stands, and it stands for 
liberty ! 

So we feel that these men have not died in vain. As those 
who have passed through the conflict, would refuse to yield 
a particle of that dear bought experience, so they who 
"bowed their noble souls to death," forbid us to believe that 
they have suffered thus for naught. Could a voice come 
down from those serene heights where souls of heroes dwell, 
it would have no doubtful tone, it would speak no hesitating 
word. "We are content," it would say : "To have died for 
liberty, to have saved the Republic, by our blood, to have [Kit 


our lives in the breach, and thus to have closed the broken 
wall, that it might stand forever — this has been our privi- 
lege. We have given you a country which you will ever be 
proud to call your own. We have established in the western 
world an empire where a true freedom may abide in undis- 
turbed possession, and peace may reign for the lasting wel- 
fare of mankind. We are content. It is for you to main- 
tain inviolate the liberties we have won — to preserve the 
nation we have saved.', 

"Yes, spirits of the heroic dead," we answer, "we here 
renew our vows. Here we consecrate ourselves afresh to the 
sustenance of the institutions, which your blood has sealed. 
Here we solemnly swear to keep unimpaired the inheritance 
you have bequeathed to us. By all your tears and toils, 
your pains and deaths, your contests and your triumphs, we 
pledge ourselves to an equal fidelity and an equal self-devo- 
tion. The way you have trod shall not be strange to our 
feet. The sufferings you have endured shall not aftright our 
hearts. Whenever our dear mother shall call her sons to 
serve her, we will hear your voice, honored and glorified 
countrymen, cheering us on in the way of duty. Beneath 
its impulse and influence no path will be too difficult, no 
task too severe, llow can we ever forget, how can we ever 
fail to imitate, your constancy and valor !" 

Friends : Is there not in all this an exceeding comfort 
to the heart bereaved ? The providential law demands sac- 
rifice as the condition of the accomplishment of human good. 
Human lives must be yielded for the common benefit. Hu- 
man hearts must be wrung with grief. The way to the king- 
dom lies through much tribulation. So the all- wise, all- 
loving God ordains. There can be no palm, no crown, with- 
out the cross. But we would look beyond the gloom and 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 41 

pain of dying, to the glory and the blessedness which death 
opens to the spirit. Ah ! those who have died, really live. 
To-day, always, they must be near. For hearts that love 
each other can know no separation. 

Comrades : These were your associates in the ranks of 
battle and death. By God's grace you were spared the 
stroke that took away their lives. To-day you recall the 
scenes in which they were your companions. Not to-day 
alone, but forever you will keep their memory green. 
Wherever their bodies lie buried, in the soil of the land for 
which they died, or in the sea which giveth not up its dead, 
their souls have entered into victorious, peaceful life. For 
them the din of battle is hushed forever ; for them no toiling 
marches, no gnawing hunger, no parching thirst, no lin- 
gering sickness, no corroding pain. "The former things 
have passed away," and they have entered into rest ! The 
monument, which a grateful State has erected to their honor, 
passeth into your care. Around this memorial shaft, the 
invisible sentinels of your love will keep their constant watch 
and ward. 

Fellow Citizens : These exercises approach their termi- 
nation. There is but little more to say, and w^hat we say will 
soon be forgotten. But the fruits which have grown from 
what these men — and such as these — have done and suffered, 
Avill be the blessing of all the future of our republic. Our 
thoughts and life are already raised to a higher plane by the 
inspiration of their example. Into the heavy atmosphere of 
our greed and gain comes this breeze of self-sacrificing valor, 
and the souls of men are more erect, generous and brave. 
Into the easy and self-indulgent habits of life comes this 
spirit of cheerful endurance and self-denial, and the hearts of 
men are emboldened to refuse the base suggestions of a cow- 


ardly policy, and fearlessly face all evil and shameful things. 
Into the passions, intrigues, and ambitions of men comes the 
memory of this heroic story, to tell what liberty demands of 
her defenders, and with what honor she crowns their deeds. 
This monument thus teaches the eternal lesson : how tO; 

LIVE without reproach, HOW TO DIE WITHOUT FEAR. So, to- 
day, we dedicate it to the memory of a virtue that was faith- 
ful unto death ; a valor, that accepted every extremity of 
danger and sacrifice ; an unselfish patriotism, in man and 
woman, that thought no offering too great or precious for the 
country's good ; a loyal self-devotion that blessed humanity 
far and wide. In lines of beauty, power, and grace has the 
artist set before us his completed work. Here it will stand 
through the years to come. The storms will beat upon it. 
The sunshine will play around it. But neither will the storm 
obscure, nor the sunshine brighten its glory. The rapid 
stream of travel and traffic will flow ceaselessly by its side. 
The generations will come and go. The passing years will 
bring their occasions of assembly, when the multitudes will 
gather here to find an inspiration for present duty in the 
recollections of a heroic past. The tear will start as the 
survivor of the conflict reads the inscription that speaks of 
some dear comrade. Mothers and fathers, sisters and wives, 
will search for the name of son, brother, husband, whom 
they gave to the country, as though they were shedding their 
own hearts' blood. Children will spell out these lines ; 
young men and maidens will whisper to each other the sad, 
but glorious tale ; white-haired age, with trembling lip, 
will repeat it, and grow young again in the remembrance ; 
and those who have been bereaved by the war will glory in 
this inheritance of lasting fame. Our own people will be 
fjuickened to a grander life, as they contemplate what is here 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 43 

recorded. The visitor from foreign lands will learn from it 
how American citizens, of every station, can do, and dare, 
and die, in obedience to the dictates of patriotic duty. Long 
after you and I have passed from the ranks of the living, 
and our names have been lost in forgetfulness, will this struc- 
ture stand, in its simple beauty, its compact material, itsun- 
decaying granite and bronze, to teach all future generations 
how Rhode Island brought to the altar of the Republic her 
dearest sons ! 

Solemnly is our monument dedicated now by us. More 
solemnly would we, now and always, dedicate ourselves to 
the brave and generous patriotism, which it commemorates, 
and which shines out with ever increasing lustre from the 
names it bears ! 


The following Memorial Hymn was then sung : 
MEMOEIAL HYMX— By the Choir. 
Written for the occasion by Mrs. Sarah Ellen Whitman". 

Music — ^'Keller's American Hymn.^^ 

Kaise the proud pillar of granite on high, 

Graced with all honors that love can impart; 
Lift its fair sculptures against the blue sky, 

Blazoned and crowned with the trophies of art, — 
Crowned with the triumphs of genius and art! 
Long may its white column soar to the sky, 
Like a lone lily that perfumes the mart, 
Lifting its coronal beauty on high. 

Sous of Rhode Island, your record shall stand 

Graven on tablets of granite and bronze : 
Soldiers and sailors beloved of our land. 
Darlings and heroes, our brothers and sons, — 
Gray-bearded heroes and beautiful sons ! 

Soldiers and sailors, the flower of our land. 
Deep, as on tablets of granite and bronze. 
Graved on our hearts shall your bright record stand. 

Swell the loud psalm, let the war trumpets sound ; 

Fling the old flag to the w^ild Autumn blast ; 
High in Yalhallah our comrades are crowned, 

Thi-re may we meet when life's conflicts are past, — 
Meet in the great Hall of Heroes at last 1 

High in Valhallah our comrades are crowned. 
Swell with Hosannas the wild Autumn blast ! 
Let the full chorus of voices resound I 

At the close of the Hymn, benediction was pronounced by 
the Rev. Dr. Caswell, President of Brown University ; after 
which, the Marine Artillery gave the Monument a salute. 











General and 8tatT Ofticers. 

Maj.-Gen. Isaac I. Stevens, Brigadier-Gen. Isaac P. Iiodman, Lieutenant 
Robert II. Ives, Jun'r. 

First Kegiment Eliode Island Infantrj. 

2d Lieut. H. A. Prescott. J^erg't. Jas. H. Peckham, 

Corp. Sam. Foster, 2d. 

Arnold, John Rice 
Ackley, Wm. II. 
Bolton, Thos. 
Burdick, A. H. 
Clarke, John A. 
Comstock, Jessie 
Dexter, Fred A. 
Downs, Paul, 
Dougherty, Jas. 
Danforth, Sam. C. 
Davis, Ileurv C. 
Del)lois, S. D. 
Flagg Geo. W- 

White, A. J. 

Falvev, John 
Hawkins, AV. D. 
Harrington, Thos. Jr. 
liarrop, John 
Ivnowles, Frank H. 
: uther, II. II. 
Melville, Hugh 
Penno, A. B. 
Peckham, J. P. 
Quirk, Matliew 
Remington, H. IL 
Schocher, Herman 
Tilliudiast, H. L. 

2d Rhode Island Inlantiy. 

Col. John S. Slocum, 
Ma]. Sullivan Ballon, 
Capt, Jos. E. Mclntyre, 
Capt. Jjcvi Tower, 
Capt. S. James Smith, 
Capt. Edwin K. Sherman, 

Chas. E. Bagley, 
E. J. ]ilake,^ 
H. T. Blanchard, 
Henry J. Cole, 
B. Chamberlain, 
Jas. II. Coyle, 
Henry A. Greene, 
Caleb B. Kent, 
Jas. A. King, 

^Vm. P. Bentley, 
Thos H. Barker, 
John l^urk, 
T. O. II. Carpenter, 

Capt. John P. Shaw, 
Capt. Chas. W. Gleason, 
Capt. Thorndike J. Smith, 
1st Lieut. Thos. H. Carr, 
1st Lieut AVm. II. Peny, 
2nd Lieut. Clarke E. Bates. 


S. E. Moon, 
Jas. A. Xiehols, 
S. A. Newman, ' 
Jas. E. Stanley, 
Jas. Scamans, 
Henry L. Taft, 
James Taylor, 
Paul Viss'cr, 
Wm. C. Weljb, 
Sam. Wight. 


John W. Hunt, 
Thos. I. Kclley, 
S. T. Matteson, 
Jas. Maneell, 



P. Carrol, 
A. F. Davis, 
John Ford, 
Thos. H. B. Fales, 
W. B. Gray, 
R. M. Grant, 
F. C. Greene, 
J. G. Grinneil, 
J as. T. Glancy, 
T. A. Goldsmith, 
Stephen ilolland, 
Chas. A. Ilaile, 


Alex. Mills, 
Xoah A. Peck, 
Sam. T. Perry, 
Joel E. Rice, 
Geo. H. Reed, 
F. C. Ronan, 
Fred. W. S^Yaiu, 
» Esek C. Smith, 

Benj. W. Sherman, 
Stephen Shaw, 
Job Tanner, 
D. E. Valett, 
Lewis B. Wilson. 


Armstrong, James 
Allen, Geo. M. 
Alger, Mathew 
Arnold, Leander A. 
Arnold, Wm. A." 
Aldricli, Wilson 
Atwood, C^eo. B. 
Brennan, John J. 
Blair, Jolin 
Bartlett, Reuben 
Burns, AVm. B. 
J5rayton, G. J. 
Barton, Jos. 
Bailey, John 
ButlJr, Jas. D. 
Cole, Alfred C. 
Cooper, Thomas 
Cob, Isaac N. 
Card, Peleg W. 
Calligan, Jas. 
Davis, Henry M. 
Dugau, James 
Dean, John E. 
Doniiovan, John 
Dag nan, Thos. 
Dewhurst, J. W. 
Ehlert, Ludwig 
Earle, John 
Fay, Michael 
Fa'rrcll, Jolm 
Farrell, John 
Franklin, Aug. B. 
Fahey, Jolm 
Greene, William 
Greene, Daniel 
Greene, Geo. W. 
Greene, Richard 

Graves, Sam. W. 
Gibson, Daniel 
Hunter, A. B. 
Hunt, Joseph 
Hall, John C. 
Himes, Albert 
Hennessey, Thomas. 
Heavey, Patrick 
Hunt, Job II. 
Island, Patrick 
Jordan, Jas. B. 
Jacques, Henry L. 
Johnson, Jas. G. 
Jordan, WiLiani 
Law ton, II. C. 
Lawton, A. W. 
Lawton, J. F. 
Littlefield, Wm. D. 
Lewis, Jas. E. 
Luther, Jerry Jr. 
Landy, Jolm 
Lewis, Thos. 
Mattcson, H. G. 
Marsden, George 
jNIiner, Chris. A. 
Medlnuy, Wm. II. 
McCabe, J. 
Murphy, P. J. 
McLane, A. 
Marland, H. 
Maxiield, Geo. H. 
Martin, James 
Mowry, Daniel 
Morse, Ed. T. 
McCann, Wm. J. 
Mullen, P. J. 
Malcolm. IIu«di 



McKay, Thomas. 2(1. 
McElroy, John 
Mowry, Charles F. 
McCahe, John 
Nichols, Wm. H. 
Nicholson, J. C. 
Xewman, D. A. 
Powers, Chas. 
Phillips, Joseph A. 
Reynolds, Wm. E. 
Rodman, Isaac C. 
llecords, Wm. H. 
Railton, Wm. 
Rice, John 
Randall, Wm. IL 
Randal, I. C. 
Russell, Samuel 
Spencer, John 
Shaw, L. R. 
Smith Geo. H. 
Stetson, Alhert 
Slocum John H. 
Simmons, Ed. A. 
Sweet, Sam. P. Jr. 

Stone, A. li. 
Sheldon, AValter M. 
Smith, Anson J. 
Shane, Rohert 
Strange, H. A. 
Smith, James 
Slocum, Henry 
Sullivan, Timothy 
Spencer, R. A. 
Taylor. John II. 
Tihbits, II. C. 
Toye, Robert 
Thurber, D. N 
Tupper, Charles R. 
Tucker, Chas. W. 
Tarbox, Beuj. 
Tourgee, Alonzo 
Vose, C. F. 
Yatelacaici, Jos. 
Warren, W. F. 
Wilson, John A. 
Wilcox, Geo. W. 
Winsor, Pitts S. 
Wilcox, Caleb 
Whipple, Ethan Jr. 

3rd R, I. Heavy Artillery. 

Col. Nat'l W. Brown, 
1st. Lieut. Fred. Metcalf, 
1st Lieut. George Carpenter, 

1st Lieut. E. W. Keene, 
1st Lieut. II. Holbrook, 
2nd Lieut. E. S. Bartholomew, 

J. J. Carpenter, Jr. 

J. K. Bogman, 
Wm. Cody, 
Thos. Miner, 

Arnold, Dan. L. 
Angell, II. S. 
Abijy, Charles 
Brown, George 
Brown, Wm, L. 
Burdick, F. E. 
Brayton, Benj. F. 
Barbour, Jas. D. 

2nd Lieut. Walter B. Manton. 


George J. Hill, 


F. S. Peck, 
Chay. D. Stalker, 
Chas. W. Weedeu, 
I. H. Pinckney. 


Hughes, Joseph 
Howe, M. S. 
Ide, A. D. 
Jagneth, George W. 
Jefferson, George 
Joslin, Edward 
Kellv, James 
Kallaher, P. 

Martin Heeney. 




Burnes, M. 
Burroughs, TViIIiam 
Burk, Patrick 
Brophy, William 
Bricfgs, Daniel B. 
Bullock, John S. 
Case Nat. N. 
Crosby, Daniel 
Crosby, E. H. 
Chace, Benjamin 
Crowley, James 
Chaffee, W. 
Conoly, P. 
Campbell, Thomas 
Conboy, Henry 
Carroll, Henry 
Carroll, F. 
Diggle, Daniel 
Dunn, John 
Doherty, Thomas 
Davis William 
Dexter, George R. 
Dunbar, E. 
Egan, B. 
Elwell, Noel 
Eddy, Warren 
Fallow, John 
Parrell, L. 
Earrer, AVm. 
Eiske, Emery 
Fish, Joseph H. 
Greeuhalch, Wm. J. 
Gunter, Daniel 
Gibbons, M. I. 
Gorton, John A. 
Gannon, P. 
Golden, Daniel 
Grimes, John I. 
Goodwin, George F. 
Harrington, D.^T. 
Horton, E. R. M. 
Hyde, John 
Havens, Jas. D. 
Harris, James 
Hickes, Geo. W. 
Hackett, Edward 

Ketchum, A. S. 
Luther, Joseph T. 
Lambe, John 
Leonard, A. L. 
Moon, H. N. 
McQuillin, F. 
Malone, D. 
Morgan, Charles 
McCool, John 
McKenzie, Alex. B. 
Mo wry, M. B. 
McGalian, James 
Monroe, Chas. H. 
Megan, M. 
Murray, B. 
McKenna, John 
Mace, George W. 
Nailan, Peter 
O'Sullivan, James 
O'Donnell, James 
Prew, M. 
Potter, LA. 
Rice, George 
Rounds, Chas. H. 
Riley, Thomas 
Ryan, Thomas 
Ryan, James 
Smith, Geo. W. 
Smith, L. R. 
Saunders, A. B. 
Stewart. John E. 
Staylcs, Benj. L. 
Sweet, Sam. S. 
Smith, David 
Stewart, S. H. 
Tillinghast, Wm. C. 
Tanner, Thos. B. 
Turnbull, Thos. W. 
Thornton, M. G. 
Taft, F. H. 
Yalleley, E. J. 
Warner, John B. 
Wright, R. P. 
V^orden, W. H. 
Wartield, H. H. 
Wells, B. S. 
Welsh, Harry 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 


4th K. I. Inlantiy. 

Lieut. Col, Jos. B. Curtis, 
Quartermaster BraVton Knight, 
Capt. Clias. H. TillingJiast, 
Ass't. Surg. G. J. Smalley. 

2(i Lieut. John K. Knowles, 
2d : .ieut. George W. Field, 
2d Lieut. James T. Farley. 


George R. Buftura, 
George H. Church, Jr. 
Charles E. Guild, 
Gustavus B. Gardner, 

Benjamia F. Burdick, 
Thomas Bloomer, 
Byron W. Dyer, 
William S. Denham, 
James Grinrod, 
Samuel Harvey, 
K. Haydeu, 

Austin, Jacob 
Anthony, Wra. J. 
Abbott; A. J. W. 
Bumpers, S. 
Bunn, Daniel, 
Burns, Timothy 
Bane, Wm. H. 
Burdick, S. M. 
Bliss Samuel D. 
Boss, Daniel A. 
Baker, Charles C. 
Brownell, W. D. 
Briggs, Charles H. 
Ballon, George E. 
Collum, George 
Card, Jonathan, 
Cameron, D. H. 
Chapman, H. 
Clark, John T. 
Crandall, D. 
Costigan, C. 
Carr, Wm. H. 
Chase, John ^Y. 
Curtie, Samuel 
Chain, Nathaniel, 
Durgan, P. 
Dailey, Daniel 
Davis, James 

Charles A. Gorton, 
C. P. Myrick, 
J. X. Parker, 
Fred. J. Peabody, 
Alexander Sauford. 


II. V. Hopkins, 
John Hayes, 
T. A. Langworlhy, 
H. K. Thayer, 
Thomas B. Tanner, 
George S. Thomas, 
W. P. Wilcox. 


Donnegan H. 
Davis, Chas. E. 
Edgers, E. 
Fitzgerald J. 
FrisJDj, Silas 
Fish, Henry 
Gardiner, Wm. H. 
Gallagher, P. 
Gavitt, E. D. 
Gladding, H, F. 
Hopkins, Allen 
Hardman, R. 
Harday, John 
Healy, Thaddeus, 
Henry, John 
Harrington, J. 
Hopkins, Wm. S. 
Hopkins, A. B. 
Horton, J. B. 
Johnson, Pliilip 
Johnson, Elijah 
Jefterson, James W. 
Jenens, Nelson 
Johnson, J. F. 
Ken worthy, R. 
Kelley, CJeorge W. 
Kelley, George A. 
Kettle, Charles 




Landers, James H. 
Lyons, Thomas 
Lake, Thomas 0. 
Lynch, Edward 
Livsey, Theodore 
McXeal, P. 
McDonald Edward 
Myrick, Samuel 
Moon, Josiah 
Martin, George 
McGowan, William 
McNamee, H. M. 
Miller, Wm. A. 
Murphy, John 
McCabe M. 
McKee, Andrew 
Mattison, J. A. 
Manchester, Thoma9 
McCandles, R. 
Murphy, C. 
O'Marra, Tliomas 
Oliver, Joseph 
Pike, Ei)hraim 
Ptathbun, L. ^V. 
Eoe, Jacob 
Roberts, Henry 
Ready, John 

Randall, James 
Reynolds, A. F. 
Remington, A. J. 
Shakshalf, George 
Sheridan, P. 
Stacey, M. E. 
Steere, Willard 
Staples, A. H. 
Saunders, H. F. 
Street, Edwin 
Stafford, Wm. E. 
Simmons, Lloyd 
Sherman, Edward E. 
Tew, William 
Thornton, Augustus 1. 
Tripp, Alden 
Tourtelott, Reuben 
Tyler, Archibald A. 
Tyler. Edwin 
Tew, feichard T. 
Tourjee, J. F. 
Wood, George M. 
Williams, R. 
Walker, James 
Winterbottom, J. 
Weaver, Benoni 
Weaver, Alton J. 

olli ?u I. Heavy Artillery. 

Quartermaster M. H. Gladding, 
Quartermaster AVm. W. Prouty, 
Quartermaster C. E. Lawton, 
Capt. James Gregg, 
Capt. Joseph Mclntyre, 

1st Lieut. Wm. W. Hall, 
1st Lieut. H. R. Pierce, 
1st Lieut. Geo. F. Turner, 
2d Lieut. Charles E. Beers. 

Samuel R. Eddy, 
Thomas Ilanley^ 

E. O. Colvin, 
Charles II. Eddy, 
John George, 
J. M. Gallagher, 

Allen, John M. 
Bane, Frederick 
Brady, James 


M. Kennedy, 
L. V. Ludwig, 
Charles Perrigo. 


S. H. Grimwood, 
W. W. Paull, 
M. Riley, 
Charles A. Slocum. 


Boss, Edward F. 
Brown, John 
Ballon, Dennis G. 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 


Brown, John 
Bugbeii, L. W. 
Barnes Samuel A. 
Bourne, I. D. 
Collins, Thomas 
Copeland, Charles 
Campbell, D. 
Chace, Charles F. 
Clark, Charles C. 
Callahan, P. 
Chase, F. R. 
Cooney, Thomas 
Delaney, Charles 
Doyle. James 
Doolittle, George L. 
Dean, George B. 
Devin, Charles 
Eaton Amos 
Eddy, James M. 
Farrell, P. 
Fee, Arthur 
Flood, John 
Frazier, E. 
Fielding, P. 
Goudy, John 
Garvey, AVilliam 
Green, John 
Gardner, Thadeus 
Gould, E. A. 
Greenup, I. W. 
Hampstead, J. 
Hawkins, D.F. 
Hornby, John 
Hopkins, George W. 
Haskell, A. Jr. 
Henry, Lewis, 
Hill, Smith 
Hanes, Pasco, Jr. 
Halt, M. 
Ivars, Daniel 
Johnson, A. J. 
Johnson, Charles 
Keleghan, C. 
Lee, Cornelius 


Livnigston, John 
Lillibiidge, AVm. H. 
Lewis, Edward, 
Lawton, Wm. J. 
Jjiscomb, B. D. 
McLaughlin James 
Montgomery, George 
Murph}^, J. 
Miller, John 
Miller, John 
McElroy P. 
McDonald, D. 
Norris T. 
O'Leary, P. 
Peck, James E. 
Peck Edwin B. 
Rourke, P. 
Eyan, Thomas 
Eyan, John 
Eedding, George 
Eyan, William 
Eyan, Patrick 
Sanders, Charles 
Seymour H. 
Sisson, Charles S. 
Sullivan, Jerry 
Smith, Samuel 
Simmons, James 
Stewart, Charles 
Shippy, Thomas 
Sherman, Amos B. 
Smith, George 
Schmidt, Louis 
Thomas, John 
Tracy, Christopher 
Vallett, Wm. H. 
Wickes, Stephen 
Wicks, Franklin 
Wallace, William 
Wilson, Jerry 
AVilson, B. 
Wright, Thomas 
White, Emery 
Williams, John, 1st. 
Weed, M. 



7 til It, I. Infaiitrj. 

Lieut. Col. W. B. Sayl^s, 
Lieut. Col. Job Arnold, 
Major Jacob Babbitt, 
Bt. Major P. E. Peckham, 
Capt. James N. Potter, 

George W. Congdon, 
Darius J. Cole, 
M. Flahert}^, 
Wm. Harrington, 
John K. Hull, 

P. Bridgebouse, 
R. B.Briggs, 
Samuel G. Brown, 
Samuel O. Follett, 
A. II. Ilowarth, 
John E. Hopkins, 
A. A. Lillibridge, 
John McDevitt, 
Joseph A. Marcoux, 
Isaac Nye, 

Austin, Benj. K. 
Adams, S. G. 
Alexander II. 
Austin, W. G. 
Albro, Edmund B. 
Arnold, Benjamin F. 
Arnold, Reuben 
Ashworth William 
Bentley, Wm. 
Battey, Iliram S. 
Burdick, Joseph W. 
Bitgood, Jose])li II. 
Budlong, Benjamin 
Boyles, Charles 
Brown, A. G. 
Brown. J. F. 
Burdick, W. C. 
Bacon James H. 
Barber, Jesse !N". 
Barber, Israel A. 
Bray man, Henry 
Browning, O. N. 
Ballou, George E. 

1st Lieut. A. L. Smith, 
1st Lieut, A. A. Bowles, 
2d Lieut. C. H. Kellen, 
Lieut. Samuel Mcllroy. 


Charles A. Knowles, 
H. L. Morse, 
Joseph S. Sweet, 
James B. Spencer. 
D. B. Westcott, 
William T. Wood. 


Manuel, Open 
O. Phillips, 
F. W. Potter. 
Charles Rhowarts, 
Samuel E. Rice, 
T>. B Sherman, 
S. F. Simpson, 
George H. Smith, 
L. Whitcomb, 
O. A. Whitman, 


Burke, John 
Butman, George 
Clark, John B. 
Collins, G. F. 
Crane, Thomas 
Caswell, Alfred 
Cox, William 
Coman, AVm. A. 
Colvin, N. D. 
Cahoone, Sylvester 
Chater, Joseph 
Cameron, Uz 
Champlin, C. E. 
Clark, J. R. 
Cornell, Martin 
Cornell. Ira B. 
Collins.' Wm. 
Corbin, A. N. 
Cole, Henry S. 
Corey Charles K. 
Clark, Stephen A. 
Dorrance, John 
Durfee, Gilbert 




Dempster, Jolin 
Essex. Richard 
Eddy, John S. 
Ferrey, James 
Franklin, C. L. 
Findley, Wm. 
Franklin, J. 
Farrow, Enos 
Field, George A. 
Gardiner, George W. 
Gorton, Joel B. 
Greene, Chas. B. 
Greene. VVm. H. 
Grant, Ira W. 
Gallagher, Owen 
Gilfotl, P. 
Gardner, Chas. W. 
Greene, Robert B. 
Gorton, Richard, Jr. 
Gardiner, Chas. W. 
Gladding, James H. 
Gardner, F. H. 
Hughes, James 
Hadfield, R. 
Harrah, Oliver O. 
Holbrook, Joseph H. 
Hunt, Benj. S. 
Healey, H. D. 
Hodson, James 
Hall, Wm. A. 
Hathaway, A. P. 
Holloway, Thomas T 
Hopkins, John 
Hopkins, Asel A. 
Hopkins, Wm. D. 
Hopkins, D. A. 
Johnson, W. H. 
Kenyon, Thomas R. 
Kenyon, James G. 
Kettle, Chas. A. 
Kenyon, Joseph J. 
Knight, Alfred S. 
Kelley, Patrick 
Kenyon, A, D. 
Knight, Thomas 
Kenyon, John C. 
Kenyon. Thomas G. 
Kilroy, John 
Lewis, John D. 
Lynch, John 
Leary, Jerry 
Ledden, Daniel 
McKenna, Owen 

Malone, John 
Maloy, Thomas 
McCaslin, Thomas 
Mathewson, N. VV. 
May, Elisha G. 
Manchester, Alex. IL 
Maxon, Joel C. 
Manchester, Isaac 13. 
Niles, Xelson 
O'Neil, James 
Olney, Zalmon A. 
Pierce, Christopher R. 
Pierce, Allen 
Pelan, Robert T. 
Philips, E. B. 
Perkins, P. B. 
Pate, Wm. 
Pierce, H X. 
Pollock, Wm. J. 
Place, Arnold J. 
Peckham, Benjamin 
Potter, Rosweil H. 
Row en, Thomas 
Ratciitie, R. 
Robbins, X. N. 
Rose, George P. 
Rose, Robert N. 
Rathburn, iN". 
Rice, John E. 
Read, Frank E. 
Reynolds, E. S. 
Saunders, I. N. 
Spencer. Wm. H. 
Steere. John F. 
Sweetland, Job R. 
Steere, Benoni 
Sisson, Benjamin F. 
Spencer, John 
Strait, P. P. 
Sisson, Randall 
Smith, R. D. 
Smith, Daniel 
Snow, Samuel. Jr. 
Smith, Thomas E. 
Simmons, George 
Turner, Chas. 
Thomas, George A. 
Taylor, Edwin 
Trainor, M. 
Tourjee, Wm. 
Tayior, S. J. 
Taylor, James J. 
Underwood, P. G. 



Worden, Charles H. 
Whipple, Olney 
Willis, Abel, Jr. 


Vf insor, A. A. 
Wood. Oliver 
Whitman, R. A. 
Wri<?ht, H. C. ' 

9 th E. I. Infantry. 

Corp. Hollis Tabor, Jr. 
Arnold, S. B. Simonds, Joseph N. 

lOtli E. I. Infantry. 

Atwood, Wm. F. Meggett, M. McA. 

lOtli E. I. Light Battery. 

Corp. James Fiait. 

nth E. 1. Infantry 
Hosp. Steward, I. S. Pcrvear, Jr. Corp. Isaac U. Pickney. 


Atwood, William 
Bliss, F. M. 
Clarke, B. W. 
Carpenter, J. M. 
Chrystol, Charles P. 

Gould, E. F. 
Horton, R. 
Northup, G. 
Phinney, John D. 
Wyman, AVm. J. 

12th E. I. Infantry. 

1st Lieut. R. A. Briggs, 

1st Lieut. Jas. M. Pendleton, 2d, 

1st Lieut. Stephen M. Hopkins 
Private P. McDermott. 


George W. Arnold, 
Samuel Babcock, 

A. H. Bennett, 

Austin, George H. 
Bailey, Thomas W. 
Brennan, Hugh 
Ball, WiUiam 

J. G. Davis, 
Isaac Gorliam. 

L. C. Huntington, 

Lorenzo Stow. 

Bennett, A. J. 
Burns, Michael 
Bishop, M. V. B. 
Bucklin, George 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 


Buxton, A. A. 
Caswell, John 
Conley, Daniel W. 
Chissold. Stephen 
Crandali; D. A. 
Cahoone, Charles H. 
Connelly, Terry 
Dorsey, John 
Duffy, John C. 
Gifford, Russell 
Grmnell, A. 
Gorton, Jacob 
Greene, Clark 
Humphrey H . iN". 
Jenckes, J. E. 
Kinnicutt, Geo E. Jr. 
Keeler, R. N. 
Lawson, John 
Lewis, James G. 
Meyers, Samuel A. 
Mason, William 
Mitchell, Jesse D. 


■ Mitchell, David 
Miller, Nathan L. 
Mc Arthur, John 
Pearce. Henry W. 
Paine, E. A. J. 
Richardson, George E. 
Richmond George W. 
Spink, George T. 
Smith, Benj. R. 
Sprague, Civilian 
Sheldon, John 
Sahsbury, A. F. 
Strait, Oliver C. 
Tinkham, Thomas 
Tew, James 
Tourjee, George R. 
Wood, George W. 
Whiting, Samuel S. 
Whitman, Hiram 
Wilbur, Edward J. 
Wilder, Frank 
Webb, Charles A. 
Williams, G. O. 

Hospital Guards. 


Carr, Stephen A, 
Higgins, John 

Tanner, Charles H. 
Taylor, John 

14tli R. I. Heavy Artillery, (Colored.) 

Capt. Henry Simon, 
Capt. A. R. Rawson, 

A. Atwood, 
H. F. Davis, 
H. F. Davis, 
L. J. Fry, 
M. Graham, 
S. R. Jarvis, 
Willis Jones, 

C. Anderson, 
J. E. Brown. 
J. M. Brown, 
William Chace, 

1st Lieut. John E. Wardlow, 
2d Lieut. James P. Brown, 
2d Lieut. Charles W. Monroe. 


Samuel Mason, 
Wm. II. Mann, 

Simon Niles, 
John Pell, 
Joseph Smith, 
Isaac Smedus. 
Josiah Walker. 


J. W. Cartwright, 

A. G. Frcemiwi, 

B. C. (Jardner, 
Wm. L. Humbert. 




L. E. Hicks, 
A. G. Jackson J. 
I. R. Lowe, 

AUen, E. B. 
Anson, L. 
Abbott, Wm. L. 
Anthony J. 
Anthony, L. G, 
Allen H. 
Banks, H. 
Babcock I. 
Bayard, J. 
Brister, A. W. 
Bush, Wilhani 
Butler, John 
Bell, John 
Baker, L. 
Brown, J. W. 
Brewster, A. 
Benson, L. G. M. 
Boardley, Jame&^ 
Barrett, A. 
Betson, Wilhani 
Barrett, H. 
Brown, George W 
Coleman, J. L. 
Cisco. Charles 
Charles, John 
Corson, J. 
Cheese, 1. S. 
Carr, S. 
Clark, J. 
Clayton, C. L. 
Cambridge, W- U, 
Cai-ter, W. H. 
Claxton, R. 
Cox, E. A 
Clare, Austin 
Cummings, F. 
Caesar, R. 
Copeland, A. 
Cole, P. 
Carroll, D. 
Clay, William 
Cleggett, W. F. 
Congdon, James. 
Davis, A. 
De^root, D. 
Dubois, H. 

Henry Mason, 
Charles H. Moore, 
H. J. Thompson. 


Demming, Wm, 
Dailey, Gus. 
DeMars, G. 
Demon, J. 
Dolphin, James 
Dusenbury, L. 
Derrick, Wm. P. 
Denny, W. 
Detew, H. 
Debois, T. B. 
Dewitt, Wm. 
Dorse}-, J. H. 
Everson, P. 
Edwards, X» 
Edwards, D. 
Elkley, A. E. 
Ellis, Charles H. 
Eris, T. O. 
Freeman, Charles 
Fry, James, 
Fisher, L. 
Freeman, A. J. 
Frazier, J H. 
Furber, N. 
Fletcher, Samuel 
Fisher, F. 
Fletcher, D, R. 
Fletcher, R. L. 
Fairfax, T. C. 
Fletcher, AV. 
Gardner, W. C. 
Gardner, H. J. 
Greene, A. 
Gaines, John 
Grames, F. C. 
Gardner, J, C. 
Giles, James, 
Grant, William A. 
Green, George 
Gibson, E. H. 
Gordon, John 
Greene, John 
Good, H. 
Greer, R. 
Griffin. Charles 
Griffin, H. A. 




Gardner, II. F. 
Huntiiiii^ton, II. 
Hambliii, J. P. 
Hector, Wm. H. 
Hallain, C. H. 
Hill, James 
Holmes, N. 
Holmes, Thomas 
Harris, Wm. H. 
Hicks, J. J. 
Hogan, F. 
Hiiikman, J. 
Hagamore, George 
Harris, C. W. 
Hopper, B. H. 
Harway, P. A. 
Hawes, Alexander 
Henson, Joseph 
Hicks, P. 
Hazel, A. 
Hardy, C. H. 
Haird, J. 
Henry, J. 
Henry, James F. 
Hill, H. 0. 
Honeycutt, G. 
Hornbeck, T. 
Howland, George 
Irons, R. 
Irving, William 
Isaac, J. 

Jackson, William H. 
Johnson, George H. 
Jackson, D. 
Jackson, T. 
Jackson, AVilliam C. 
Jackson, James M. 
Jackson, L. 
Jackson, L. 
Johnson, E. 
Jones, A. 
Jones George W. 
Jones M. 
Jackson, E. 
Jackson, !S. 
Jackson, Samuel 
Jackson, Ad. 
Jones Wm. 
Jeli'erson, S. O. 
Jones, Ed. James 

Judson. Thomas 
Johnson, Charles H. 
Johnson, P. H. 
Johnson, Joseph W. 
Johnson, John 
Jones, James F. 
King Corn'l. 
Kellman, James 11. 
King, A. 
Keller, John 
Keuney, John 
Kenney, WiLiam 
Laws, Leoni 
Lippitt, George 
Lnnn, Amos A. 
Leniseu, P. 
Lambert, A 
Lee, John 
Lewis, Jesse 
Lucas, James 
Labiel, Wm. H. 
Lee. John W. 
Lonks, J. A. 
Lee, Henry 
Miltier, Solomon 
Martin, Thomas 
Merrick, John 
Moody, .Joseph 
Mason, Isaac 
Moore, Charles C. 
McClow, James 
• Mix, Collins 
McCarty, H. 
Mason, Samuel 
Mann, Stephen 
Mills, Wm. W. 
Miller. Benjamin 
Morton, W. 
McGill, William 
Morrison, William A, 
Moore, George 
Myers, A. C. 
!Nosa, J. 
Niles, E. F. 
Norris, George 
Nite, .Joseph T. 
Newcomb, Wm. W. 
Nelson, Charles C. 2d, 
Outland, M. 
Promt, C. M. 
Potter, F. A. 
Pierce, G. W. 



Paine, Y^ 
PoAvers, J. 
Page, P. 
Palmer. O. 
Peters, J. W. 
Peterson, W. 
Peters, C. H. 
Paine, A. 
Poole P. 

Beynolds, Edward 
Ptooms, J. 
Rhodes, J. 
Ricks, H. 
Ricks, S. I, 
Reed, C. P. 
Randall, H. 
Randall R. 
Reynolds, A/ 
Robblns, William 
Reading, S. 
Redder, J. W. 
Rich, John 
Randle, J. B. 
Roberts, C A. 
Scott, N. 

Stephens, Thomas 
Smith, J. M. 
Smith, B. F. 
Sullivan, J. 
Smothers, P. 

Saunders, J. 

Smith, James 

Smith D. 

Steward, E. A. 

Staunton, W. J. 

Sills, E. II. 

Scott, J. W. 

Smith E. 

Stevenson, R. M. 

Scudder, Wm. G. 

Simms, J. W. 

Sanford, James 

Seaton, George 

Smith, J. 

Smith, A. E. 

Seman, E. 

Simoas, J. 

Simons, Wm. H- 

Somerset, L. 


Smith, L. H. 
Saunders, A. 
Tembroke, S. 
Telegrove, J. 
Tuttle, S. 
Townsend, D. 
Tossett, C. J. 
Thom, P. 
Townsend, J. 
Thomas, John 
Tierce, S. A. 
Thomas, James 
Talbot, P. W. 
Thomas, Judson 
Terrell, R. 
Valentine, J. S. 
Weeden, Charles 
Warmsley, James 
Warmsiey, D. 
Williams; E. 
Wallace, George 
AVilliams, H. 
Williams, R. 
Wilson, S. H. 
Williams, M. 
AVilson, A. D. 
Woods, Samuel 

Williams, A. 
Weddinston, J. H. 

AVelden, Stephen 

West, Wm. H. 

Woolsey, A. 

Watts, George E. 

Williamson, T. 

West Job 

Wvcoti; T. A. 

Walker, James 

Warren, John 

White W. 

White, A. T. 

Washington, George 

Washington, Wm. 

Wheatlev, Joshua 

AVinn, A. 

Williams, Edward 

Wells, R. 

Watkins, S. L. 

Whitlield, J. H. 

Young, Samuel 
Youter, James R. 



1st R, I. Light Artillery. 

Bt. Capt. Charles Y. Scott, 2d Lieut. Benjamin Kelley, 

Ist. Lieut. Peter Hunt, 2d Lieut. Joseph S. Milne, 

2d Lieut. Francis A. Smith. 

Charles H. Adams, 
George P. Carpenter, 
Benjamin H. Draper, 
John T. Greene, 
Aug. S. Ilanna, 
Charles H. Kimball, 

H. H. Ballou, 
James A. Cole, 
H. E. Chase, 
William A. Dickerson, 
George A. Eldred, 
William Hamilton, 
Otis F. Hicks, 
Wm. Jones, 
N. T. Morse, Jr. 

Austin, George R. 
Arnold, II. N. 
Bosworth, Joseph T. 
Bubb, Frederick M. 
Bourn, William E. 
Brown, F. A. 
Burton, H. W. 
Burton, Joseph C. 
Burt, Everett B. 
Brannan, John 
Beard, William 
Railey, Wm. H. 
Benway, Thomas 
Bartlett, John E. 
Baxter, H. H. 
Braman, James II. 
Bowen, George W. 
Booth, James 
Chaftee, George AV. 
Church, N. L. 
Clark,' Charles 
Ciesar, Daniel 
Carroll, Edward 
ColUns, AVilliam 
Colvin, John 
Colwell, A. N. 


Jacob F. Kent, 
F. S. Moies, 
A. A. Phillips, 
George A. Perry, 
Charlei? M. Head, 
Albert Straight, 
E. G. Sullivan. 


J B. Mathewson, 
Benjamin F. Martindale, 
?... C. Olney, 
Earnest Simpson, 
William M. Tanner, 
William B. Thompson, 
A. H. Trescott, 
A. A. Walker, 
George H. Watson. 


Conner, James 
Conneng, John 
Cotiey, M. 
C-arrigan, P. 
Carter, Thomas 
Dennis, William 
Donnohoe, H. 
Doran, Hugh 
Davis, William M. 
Dailey, David 
Davis, James C. 
Douglas, J. W, 
Easrerbrooks, S. 
Flynu, M. 
Fox, Samuel W. 
French, Joseph S. 
Fisk, George W. 
Fiske, Charles D. 
Fenner, George D. 
Gladding, C>. D. 
Gardner, Alfred 
Greene, C. H. II. 
Green, John 
Glynn, John 
Galloughly, J. 
Galvin, Edward 



Greene, L. A. 
Gavitt. James L. 
Goft. A. B. 
Gardner, Charles G. 
Golf, Thomas J. 
Hazleton, Edgar 
Hendrick, A. E. 
Hunt, C. F. 
Holden, George W 
Hewett, Henry 
Ham, George VV. 
Harvey M. 
Harrop, Joseph 
HigginB, George 
Hazard, Job 
Healey, Wm. B. 
Hall, Henry 
Horton, A. C. 
Horton, H. R. 
Horton, James H. 
Johnson, J. H. 
King, David B. 
King, William H. 
Kenyon, W. W. 
Lawrence, J . H. 
Lannegan, P. 
Luther, Joseph 
Lamphear, Thomas F. 
La Fount, Louis 
Levins, M. M. 
Larkius, K. E. 
Lewis, W. H. 
Lannehan P. 
Marcy, A. W. 
Moran, John 
Motlett, Thomas 
Montgomery, F. E. 
Mullen, F. 
McNeigh, H. 
McGovern, John 
Moore, Charles 
Morris, M. M. 
Mason, Wm. 
McCalierey, Edward 
Medbury, L. A. 
Matteson, E. A. 
McComb, John 
McCabe, P. 
Mars, T. F. 
McManus, C. 
Manter, Wm. G. 
Nason, Henry 


jN'orris, B. J. 
Kesbitt, Wm. 
Nye, J. R. 
O'Brien, P. 
O'Bourke, John 
Peckham. Wm. S. 
Pickett, Erastus 
Pratt, James F. 
Potter, Elisha 
Pomeroy, E. 
Phillips, John 
Reynolds, John T. 
Ryan Daniel 
Rose, Richard 
Rathbone, J. L. 
Slocum, M. F. 
Stone, Edwin 
Salisbury, Wm. 
Swain, K. C. 
Seamans, E. W. 
Sauford,H D. 
Swan, John J. E. 
Slaver, John 
Sayles, C A. 
Sullivan, C. 
Sutcliffe, R. 
Stanley, Milton 
Sulpaugh, J. H, 
Stephens, G. W. 
Shiny, H. 
Trescott, J. F. Jr. 
Terry, David, 
Thursby, S. 
Thayer, B. D. 
Testen, H. E. 
Travers, A. F. 
Trail; John 
Turner, Andrew 
Tracey, George E. 
Tracey, Charles 
Vose, W. L. 
Vaslett, Charles 
Worsley, Hiram B. 
Wilcox, H. B. 
Winsor, W. W. 
Ward, Joseph, L. 
Webb, Edward J. 
Watson, C H. 
Whitman, Benjamin 
Wilbor, VV. B. 
Williams, J. L. 
Young, E. S. 
Zimala, John 

soldiers' and sailors' monument. 


1st R. I, Cavalry. 

Capt. Wra. P. Ains worth, 
2d Lieut. Joseph A. Chedel, Jr. 
2d Lieut. James P. Taylor, 
2d Lieut. Charles A. Sawyer, 

John A. Austin, 
John S. Brown, 
R. Barrows, 

Lieut. L. D. Grove, 

2d Lieut. 11. L.Nicolai, 

2d Lieut. George T. JSlocuui. 


Q. M 


Charles B. Delanah, 
J. Fitzgerald, 
Georixe P. Streeter. 

Georire W. Harris. 


Thomas Burton, 
George W. Gorton, 
E. P. Gardner, 
J. C. Kiernan, 

Allen, Henry A. 
Angell, Jesse W. 
Allen, Charles X. 
Bates, E. B. 
Burke, James 
Bowditch, Isaac 
Brown, William 
Bidmead, William J. 
Burke, James 
Conlin, John 
Carpenter, P. 
Collins, James H. 
Burden Robert 
Foster, Horatio 
Freelove, H. B. 
Foster, Jacob B. 
Graves, Charles A. 
Gardner, Joseph W. 
Greene, Henry 
Greene, A. C. 
Gould, Charles E. 
Hunt, Caleb W. 
Hall, T. A. G. 
Healy, Alonzo 
Hill, Ambrose B. 
Henry, Thomas 
Hammell, John 
Hughes, P. 
Hook, A. Yon 
Hiscox, Benjamin 
Haine, Charles H. 
Ide, S. R. 
Kenyon, John 
Keuyon, Charles 

Allen R. Paine, 
J. R. Peterson, 
George T. Reynolds^ 
Joseph W. Vincent. 


Kiernan, John 
King, R. E. 
Kettle, James 
Laveran, P. 
Leach, L. D. 
Mulvey, John 
Miner, Stephen 
McGrath, P. 1st 
Millington, J. W. 
Northup, E. 
Pette, David 
Peck, J. F. 
Potter, Gerge D. 
Rawclilfe, J. W. 
Rathbone, Jeremiah 
Reynolds, Owen 
Rounds, P. J. 
Read, xVsa K. 
Smith, P. B. 
Salisbury, S. 
Sweet, M. W. 
Shord, Joseph 
Smyth, C3TUS 
Sutton, E. B. 
Sheridan, John 
Spink, D. C. 
Travers, Frank 
Thompson, L. 
Winsor, John 
Wilcox, George S. 
Wilcox, Samuel 
West, Hiram 
West, George W. 
York, Isaac F. 


2d K. I. Cavalry. 

Qr. Mast. Serg't. Clias. H. Kennon, Serg't. F. C. Ewins. 


Allen, H. F. Little, S. B. 

Beese, William M. Lemann, R. 

Erown, Charles Meagaun, E. 

Davis, William Neagal, James 

Ewin, Thomas Saltoustall, R. 

Eaton, Charles Sherman, C. 

Gibson, George F. Smith, Charles 

Hillman, D. Smith, R. F. 

Wright, M. 

3rd K. I. Cavalry. 

Capt. Henry C. Fitts, Lieut. James A. Wade, 

1st. Lieut. Albert Clapp, 1st. Lieut. Wm. E. Peck, 

1st Lieut. William A. Teft, 2(1 Lieut. C. D. Hammett, 

Serg't. Maj. P. M. Sullivan. 


William A. Fiske, Aug. Mowry, 

Mattias Gannon, John McCarthy, 

W. E. Goodenough, John N. Parker, 

J. H. Hawkins, William Swan, 

H. S. Keith, H. A. Sunderland, 

James McCormack, John Sullivan, 

Ezra A. Tennant. 


William Burnet, L. T. Moffit, 

Philip Cain, Charles Murray, 

I. A. Cleveland, T. M. Magee, 

James L. Douglass, Amos Perry, 

S. W. Ellis, i^. J. Sweetland, 

Peter Gilroy, Charles H. Symonds, 

Edward Logue, Nathaniel Spinney, 

S. Loeffler, William H. Wilcox, 

William H. Walker. 


Angell, S. A. Benford, Augustus 

Alexander, S. A. Benedict, Joseph B. 

Barton, Lewis Rrown, C. M. 

Baggs, N. D. Barnes, N. K. 

Brown, P. B. Brenno, Alexander 

Burrows, Simeon A. Brown, Henry 

Bo wen, Frank Connelly, John 

Brown, William A. Carolin, Thomas 

Bleavins, WilUam A. Commerford, P. 

soldiers' and sailors monument. 


Clarke, J. H. 
Cleverly, E. 
Cleverly, J. M. Jr. 
Cooke, Joseph 
Chaffee, Wm. H. 
■ Carr, Isaac 
Coyne, Patrick 
Cammel, Frederick 
Devlin, John 
Dolan, Patrick 
Dodge, John T. 
Drown, W. A. 
Devine, B. 
Dumply L. 
Dismore, T. 
Demers, U. 
Early, M. 
FeUx, George 
Forrester, Thomas 
Flv, Peter 
Fox, William 
Fisher, Augustus 
Grey, Thomas 
Galligan, B. . 
Greenmau, W. B. 

Gould, Daniel E. 
Greene, Wm. B. 

Horan, John 

Holmes, T. H. 

Hoar, I. H. 

Hart, Patrick 

Hewitt, George 

Higgins, M. 

Haney, E. 

Hanson, Hans 

Hill, Edwin 

Horton, B. S. 

Hall, Dudley D. 

Ingraham, D. 

Johnson, James K. 

Johnson, W. H. 

Kibby, E. 

Kitridge M. 

Llufrio, W. B. 

Larkin, James 

Leavitt, Charles 

Lund, Morrill 

LoelFel, Augustus 

Lamb, George R. 

Letheran, A. 

McElroy, John 

Privates . 

Matteson, George H. 
Matteson, D. E. . 
McCoullers, Charles 
McLaughlin, Thomas 
Mallon, B. 
Mattison, P. 
McMinnemee, M. 
McMannus, James 
Millard, B. F. 
McGovern, John 
McKenna, Charles 
Mooney, Thomas 
O'Sullivan, P. 
Olds, Wm. K. 
Pollard, John 
Peck, Geo. W. 
Pike, Henry 
Pierson, D. B. 
Powers, George A. 
Pettis, George A. 
Parkes. William 
Rice, S.A. 
Read, A. S. 
Roberts, W. H. 
Reynolds, P. 

Ryan, Thomas 
Richmond, A. C. 
Santor F. ' 
Smith, Thomas 

Scannell, M. 

Steele, AVm. 

Smith, Francis 

Sheldon, C. B. 

Smith, Franklin 

Slater, A. H. 

Schroeer, H. 

Siostien, T. V. 

Sherman, C. E. 

Stone, John H. 

Stanley, A. 

Teacher A. 

Tatro, Isaac 

Taylor, H. D. 

Thayer R. 

Von Stein, Tino 

Weigel, Christopher 

Williams, William C. 

Whipple, P. 

Warburton, James 

Waters, J. F. 

Warhens, E. 
Withercll, B. O. 


U. S. Kegular Army. 

Capt Jabez B. Blanding .21st Veteran Eeserve Corps. 

Lieut. J. Antoine Duvillai'd 12tli U.S. Infantry. 

Brevet Maj. Wm. B , Occlestou loth '*' '^ 

Lieut. John E. Moies 10th IT. S. CoFd Inf. 

Lieut. Frederick C. Ogden 1st U. S. Cavalry. 

O. M. Searle 5th " " 

Samuel R.Bell loth '' " 

Dennis Wallace oth U. S. Infantry. • 

George Watson 11th " " 

F. M. Padelford 12th " " 

John Charnley 14th " " 

R. Swindles 14th " '' 

Thomas Diamond 14th " " 

Christopher C. Brown loth " " 

Ransom L. Smith 17th " '' 

A. W. Beverley • U. S. Signal Corps. 

J.E.Elliott " " 

Gustavus H. Field " " 

C. M. Latham " " 

S.M.Johnson " " 

William H. Seaver Veteran Res. Corps. 

Regiments of other States. 

Col. Sylvester G. Hill 3oth Iow<a. 

Adjt. George F. Hodges 18th Mass. 

Capt. Wm.^T. Hodges 4th Mass. Cav. 

Capt. F. B. Ferris^ 12th 111. 

Capt. I. D. Kenyon 21st Conn. 

Capt. Howard Greene 24th Wis. 

Lieut. S. 11. Southwick 24th Ind. 

William Clegg. 24th Ind. 

II. II. Wiidman 16th 111. Cav. 

S. D. Wales Sergt. 5th [N". Y. Cav. 

J. M. Parker Sergt. 1st Regt. 

E. J. Warren Sergt. ITOth N. Y. 

W. II. I^ilcs 54th Mass. 

A. F. Waite loth Mass. 

Corp. F. S. Grey oSth Mass. 

Peter McDermott 58th Mass. 

J. B. Randall 2d Mass. Cav. 

George P. Read 2d Mass. 

Richard D. Clarke 2d Mass H. A. 

J. B. Jenckes 12th Mass 

Benjamin J. Eddy 22d Mass. 

D. k. Chaffee 2d Mass. Cav. 

A. S. Angell — Mass Regt. 

William Gunn 5th Conn. 

William Hough 5tli •' 

George Lane oth *•, 

WiUiam 1\ Clarke Sth •' 

A. U. Greene lOth '' 



T. W. Grace 2r;t]i Conn. 

Thomas S. Whitchouse 1 "jih X. Y. 

J. Crocker Whiteliouse 1 oth "- 

Charles Iv. Burnett 1>1 st " 

George H. Panic ()4th " 

George Wheeler (list " 

J. A.' Cleveland 144th " 

B. J. Kilton nsth 111. 

A. E. Barber ry.lth 111. 

M. M. Sayles SCth III. 

E. W. Butts 5th 111. Cav. 

Thomas A. Moore 19th 111. Begt. 

John D. Weld — 111. Kegt. 

George H. Arnold llolhill. 

Samuel A. Eldredge '6d ^Minn. 

C. H. Fessenden . .'. 4'Jtli Miss. 

E. G. Riblev :U\ Cal. 

E. Kibbe 3d Cal. 


Capt. Amasa Paine, John E. Bannon, 

Commander II. S. Newcomb, ^ William A. Burlingame, 

Lieut. Com. Thomas P. Ives, * AVilliam A. Boss, 
Lieut. Robert Rhodes, James W. Bullock, 

Ass't Paymaster James H. Earle, Edgar Drowne, 
Act'g. 3d Asst. Eng'r. Berna Cook, Nat. C. Greene, 
Ensign Frank G. Adams, E. W. GofT, 

Act'g. Ensign F. E. Davis, AVilliam II. Ilorton, 

Act'g. Master Robert L. Kelly, P. II. Hamill, 

Master's Mate George W. Cole, Peter Mallahan, 

Gunner, John Myrick, L. E. Rose, 

Joel B. Blaisdell, R. Sherman, 

E. H. Peck.