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Guide to the 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry Collection (“The College Cavaliers”), 1980s-2010s
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Grandchamp, Robert Title 7th Squadron, Rhode Collection (“The ColleDates 1980s-2010s Extent 1 Box (1 linear foot) About the Collection
Island Cavalry ge Cavaliers”)
The collection consists of photocopies of research sources pertaining to the 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry, gathered from many repositories by Robert G. Grandchamp.
From pp. 386-387 of Edwin W. Stone’s Rhode Island in the Rebellion (Providence: George H. Whitney, 1865): “This body of 165 men was raised for three months service, and sent into the field 28th of June, 1862. It was composed of a company recruited from Dartmouth College and Norwich University, and one company enlisted in Providence. Its services were rendered chiefly in the vicinity of Winchester and Harper’s Ferry, in reconnoitering and doing scout duty. It was part of the cavalry force which cut its way out of Harper’s Ferry, during the investment of that place by the rebels. It was present on the field of Antietam, ready to go into action should occasion offer for employing its services. During the campaign it lost thirty men taken prisoners. It returned to Providence on the 28th September, and was mustered out of the service. The services performed were creditable to the Squadron and to the State.”
A complete content listing of files can be found below.
About Robert G. Grandchamp
Robert Grandchamp researches and writes about Rhode Island units serving in the American Civil War. He lives in Warwick, Rhode Island.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
United States. -- Army. -- Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865)
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Regimental histories.
Harpers Ferry, Battle of, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 1862
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry Collection (“The College Cavaliers”), Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Photograph of Augustus W. Corliss in 1861. 7th Squadron Rhode Island Cavalry Collection, Individuals, C file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (1 linear foot) Collection Location: Archives 501 Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
Barney, Valentin G., 9th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Burial locations Correspondence of Robert G. Grandchamp Dartmouth College General information Harper’s Ferry Individuals: o Alvord, Ambrose, Angell and Arms (1 file) o Bailey, Blaisdell, Blodgett, Bodwell, Brown, Burnap, Burr and Bush (1 file) o Caldwell, Cameron, Chapman, Clay, Clement, Cobb, Coombs, Corliss (1 file) o Davis and Dewey (1 file) o Elliott, Everett, Ewins, Fitts, Flagg, Foster, Fuller, Gage, Garey, Gilman, Goodelle, Goulding, Graham, Graves, Greene (1 file) o Hardy, Hazelton, Heysinger, Hoyt, Hutchins, Johnson, Kellogg, King, Manson and Morey (1 file) o Nichols, Noyes, Nutter, Papanti, Parker, Perkins, Perrin, Pettingill, Phelps, Phillips, Poland and Potts (1 file) o Roberts, Slayton, Smith, Stearns, Stevens and Tillinghast (1 file) o Vaughan, Walcott, Walker and Williamson (1 file) Newspaper clippings Norwich University Records, official Rhode Island Cavalry
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