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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Providence Marine Corps of Artillery

Chartered 1801.

 

—Mother of the Rhode Island Batteries —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2018
1. Providence Marine Corps of Artillery Marker
Inscription.

From this armory there went for service at the
front, during the War for the Union 1861-1865,

First Battery: Captain Charles H. Tompkins
Battery A • Captain William H. Reynolds
Battery B • Captain Thomas F. Vaughan
Battery C • Captain William B. Weeden
Battery D • Captain John Albert Munroe
Battery E • Captain George E. Randolph
Battery F • Captain James Belger
Battery G • Captain Charles D. Owen
Battery H • Captain Jeffrey Hazard
Tenth Battery Captain Edwin C. Gallup

Officers 96 • Enlisted Men 2277
Killed Wounded and Missing 17
Killed Wounded and Missing 362

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In the War with Spain, 1898:
Battery A • Captain Edgar R. Barker
Officers 4 • Enlisted Men 106

 
Erected 1917 by Providence Marine Corps of Artillery Veteran Association.
 
Location. 41° 49.708′ N, 71° 24.498′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Benefit Street and Meeting Street, on the left when traveling north on Benefit Street. Touch for map.
Providence Marine Corps of Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2018
2. Providence Marine Corps of Artillery Marker
On left side of doorway
Marker is at or near this postal address: 176 Benefit Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boys of Adams' Battery "G" (here, next to this marker); State Arsenal 20th Century Wars Memorial (here, next to this marker); Shakespeare's Head (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meeting Street School (within shouting distance of this marker); Court and State House (within shouting distance of this marker); College Hill Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleur-De-Lys Studio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sissieretta Jones (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Providence Marine Society Records at Rhode Island Historical Society. (Submitted on August 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. State Arsenal National Register Nomination. (Submitted on August 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. State Arsenal at Facebook. (Submitted on August 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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