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Image of a portrait of Nelson Viall (Warden of the Rhode Island State Prison) from the Members of the State Board of Charities & Corrections of the State of Rhode Island album.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in…


Image of an engraving of Brevet Major General Richard Arnold, U.S.V. Arnold was the son of Rhode Island governor and United States congressman Lemuel Arnold, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1828, graduated from the United States Military…


Image of a Civil War portrait of Captain Joshua M. Addeman of who later went on to be elected Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Joshua Melancthon Addeman was born on November 15, 1840, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Joshua was the son of Thomas &…


Image of a Civil War portrait of Lt. George B. Inman of the Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers. First Lieutenant George B. Inman was born in Burrillville, R. I., March 18, 1843. He attended school winters in the proverbial little country district…


Image of a portrait of the first Governor of Rhode Island Nicholas Cooke.Nicholas Cooke was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a shipmaster and manufacturer and acquired landholdings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Cooke won…


Image of a portrait of Colonel Nelson Viall of Rhode Island.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in the Mexican War and Civil War. He was commander of the 14th Regiment of R.I. Heavy Artillery, a "colored regiment." He…