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General Order #24, establishing camp for recruits at the Dexter Training Grounds in Providence, July 28, 1863.


Walter J. F. Taylor to A.G. Mauran inquiring if proposed regiment is to be officered by colored men.


Albany, New York, August 7, 1862 William H. Johnson to Adjutant General Edward C. Mauran - A man of color “seeking privilege to fight for country."


Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1862 Charles Harris to Adjutant General Edward C. Mauran Offering to enlist – will pay own expenses.


Notice "Prepare for the Draft," August 29, 1862

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General Order Number 5, February 17, 1863 countermanded that the 6th Regiment is no longer a colored regiment and designates the 14th Heavy Artillery as such.


Petitions to the General Assembly – Claims for Unpaid Bounty Payments January Session 1866 by soldiers belonging to Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (later Eleventh Regiment United States Colored Heavy Artillery).


Bounty Payment Receipts, December 14, 1863. Daniel Warmsley of Charlestown [died of disease Oct. 9, 1864] Jeremiah Noca of Kingston, RI [died of disease April 4, 1864] John B. Lane of Providence


Advanced $25.00 Bounty Receipts, Batteries A and B Recruits, August 1863.


Roster of Commissioned Officers of Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.


Letter of Corporal David D. Williamson, Battery l dated Camp Bailey Dutch Island, Rhode Island, March,1863 offering recruiting services in states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Kentucky.


Informing of the arrest of 20 men belonging to Battery A who refused to fall out for inspection due to monthly pay of $7.00 instead of $13.00 given to White soldiers HQ, Fort Esperanza, Texas, April 16, 1864.


Praising the readiness and discipline of the men of Fourteenth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment.


Letter to Colonel Charles E. Bailey, concerning the presentation of the Regimental Flag for the 14th Regiment by the colored ladies of New York.


Brooklyn, New York, September 3, 1863 B. B. Randolph, President of New York State Central Committee of Colored Men Raising Colored Troops to Governor James Y. Smith Offering to raise 4000 men in 40 days from New York City.


Captain George T. Downing of Newport to Governor James Y. Smith, September 17, 1863 Requesting his commission have the word colored removed from the designation of the Fourteenth Heavy Artillery.


William Stanton, Secretary of War July 17, 1863 telegram approving drafted colored men be assigned to colored company of heavy artillery.


Letter of Private John Pool, Battery C requesting past due bounty payment to aid his dependent mother, Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, FL, December 23, 1864.


War Department order for 1st Battalion, 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) to proceed from Dutch Island, Rhode Island to New Orleans and report to Department of the Gulf, November 19, 1863.


September 11, 1863 War Department Order approving request of Rhode Island to raise a colored regiment of artillery to be designated the Fourteenth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.

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