Welcome to the Official Home Page of the Battery A, First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery, Unit Association; a nonprofit Civil War Living History/Reenactment subsidiary organization of the Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum, Library and Research Center, inc. The Battery A Unit Association was first remustered by the Charter Members of the museum to the serve the people of Rhode Island in 1990. Today it is a living history organization dedicated to education and the importance of the Civil War period in America. Please try all our links here and below. You will also find information concerning Civil War period artillery, and Civil War History. We also support and honor the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, ELISHA DYER Camp No.7, the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Elisha Dyer Auxiliary No.2 and you can click to the Rhode Island State Commandery of the MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES (R.I. MOLLUS) and much more.
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The great song you are listening to is "Sweet Betsy From Pike", By Ed Sweeney, and accompanying musicians, ©1988 North Star Records, Providence, Rhode Island. We wish to thank The Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum's recommended music center for schools for sharing the lisenced use of some of this material. Also, Keith G. Harrison, Past National SUVCW Commander-in-Chief and current MOLLUS Webmaster, as well as all the artists/musicians for the use of their music on all the pages in our site. A special thanks also to Keith Laurent for arranging and playing Jay Ungar's Ashokan Farewell ©1983 by Swinging Door Music-BMI; Used by permission. All rights reserved to all sounds heard on this Website by the owners.
Thanks also to Robert Hunt Rhodes for allowing us to use some of his material about his ancestor, Elisha Hunt Rhodes and to Ken Burns for featuring E.H. Rhodes and our State's Civil War History in his PBS series on The Civil War. And a special thanks to Edwin Bearrs, Brian Pohanka, Jeff Shaara and Ron Maxwell for their support for Rhode Island Civil War History and raising the American conscience about the triumphs and tragidies of the Great War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865. The Battery A Unit Association is an entity of the R.I. Grand Army of the Republic GAR Civil War Museum, Library & Research Center, inc., a R.I. incorporated 501c3 non profit organization. Battery A is not an entity of the SUVCW, MOLLUS, the R.I. National Guard or any government agency, but supports and honors the Rhode Islanders of Alpha Battery now serving in Iraq.