Rhode Island and the Civil War

RI News
9:40 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle

Battle scenes at Hearthside Mansion in Lincoln.
Credit hearthsidehouse.org

Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the biennial reenactment, this year it will be called "The Road to Richmond;" a reference to the Union Army's attempts at taking the Confederate capital.

David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.

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RIPR News
8:43 am
Sat November 26, 2011

Rhode Island and the Civil War

The Soldiers and Sailors Civil War monument in downtown Providence.
Photo by Flo Jonic.

Rhode Island and the Civil War

PROVIDENCE, RI – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The battle to preserve the union and end slavery claimed more than 600,000 lives; two thirds of them from disease. It was a war in which Rhode Island - a strong abolitionist state - more than held its own. Listen to Rhode Island Public Radio's five-part series on the Civil War, reported by Flo Jonic.

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