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BATTERY A ~ FIRST REGIMENT
RHODE ISLAND
LIGHT ARTILLERY
UNIT ASSOCIATION
FIRST ESTABLISHED BY
THE BATTERY A VETERANS IN 1884

Battery A Insignia Battery A Crest Battery A Insignia

Battery A Corps Badge Capt. William A. Arnold Battery A Corps Badge
Image:
Captain William Albert Arnold
Longest Serving & Best Known Commander of
Battery A, Arnold's Battery A, 1st R.I. Light Artillery, circa 1863
MOLLUS Collection, Carlisle Barracks, U.S. Army Museum.

HONORING THE MEMORY OF THE BATTERY A VETERANS
AND
VETERANS OF THE R.I. GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
ARNOLD POST No.4

TODAY BATTERY A 1st RILA IS A
A CIVIL WAR PERIOD LIVING HISTORY ORGANIZATION
CARRYING ON THE ORIGINAL BATTERY A, 1ST R.I. LIGHT ARTILLERY
IT IS A UNIT ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO EXPERIENCING HISTORY
TODAY THE ASSOCIATION FUNCTIONS UNDER AND IS PART OF
THE RHODE ISLAND GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CIVIL WAR MUSEUM & LIBRARY
THE ASSOCIATION WAS FIRST CHARTER IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
BY THE ORIGINAL BATTERY A VETERANS IN 1884


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Battery A Monument Battery Guns Peter & Paul
IMAGES:
The Battery A Momunent
at the Copse of Trees on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg
Flanked by two 3" Ordnance Guns
And to the Right:
Museum Cranston Guns "Peter" & "Paul"

This Page is dedicated to the Spirit of Rhode Island's "Independant Men"
of Battery A, 1st RILA
Who Defended Our Sacred Union
1861 to 1865
and
The Memory of Rhode Island Grand Army of the Republic
Arnold Post No. 4



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.


BATTERY A ORGANIZERS:
John G. Hazard and J. Albert Monroe
J. G. Hazard RIcrestBatteryAW.H.ReynoldsRIcrestBullRunGunRIcrestBatteryAJ.A.TompkinsRIcrestBullRunGunRIcrestBatteryAW.B.WeedenRIcrestBullRunGunRIcrestT.F.VaughnBatteryARIcrestBullRunGunRIcrestB.H.ChildBatteryARIcrest
J. Albert Monroe

FOR MORE ABOUT
BATTERY A:

William Reynolds
Click this cell For:
MUSEUM
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
THE RHODE ISLAND
GAR-Civil War
MUSEUM & LIBRARY
BATTERY HISTORY ELISHA DYER
AUX. NO.2
BATTERY ORDERS
THE RI GAR
CIVIL WAR
MUSEUM
BATTERY MUSTER ROLLS 1ST R.I.
VOLUNTEER
INFANTRY
THE GOVERNOR
SPRAGUE MUSEUM
R.I. SUVCW
ELISHA DYER
CAMP NO.7
R.I. MOLLUS
John Tompkins

  • BATTERY A and 1st Bull Run--MOLLUS WAR PAPERS:
    By Major J. Albert Monroe
  • BATTERY A (The 2nd R.I. Battery formed with the 2nd R.I. Volunteer Infantry)
    and 1st Bull Run--MOLLUS WAR PAPERS:
    By Colonel Elisha H. Rhodes
  • BATTERY A TODAY
    ALPHA BATTERY, 103rd Field Artillery
    Rhode Island National Guard, on duty in Iraq
  • The Battery A Guidon

    ALL FOR THE FIELD ARTILLERY
    A RHODE ISLAND TRADITION

    HUZZAH !   RED LEGS ALWAYS FIRST !

    Battery Insignia Field Artillery Logo
    Moving The Guns

    Arnold's Battery A, 1st R.I.L.A.
    "The 2nd Rhode Island Light Artillery Battery, RISG-RIDM"
    Starting the Great R.I. Tradition of the Light or Field Artillery
    and the birth of the
    103rd Field Artillery and Alpha Battery, R.I. Army National Guard
    at the start of the Civil War.

    Our Links to Information About the Artillery
    Order of Saint Barbara

    William A. Arnold
    Click This Cell For:
    BATTERY A
    MEMBERSHIP INFO
    BATTERY A
    SCHOOL OF
    THE PIECE
    RI CANNON
    INVENTORY
    HISTORY OF
    RI GAR POST 4
    RI CIVIL WAR
    ROUNDTABLE
    CAMP 7
    CAMP GUARD
    ST BARBARA MEDAL
    FT. SILL
    NATHANAEL GREENE
    HOMESTEAD
    THE R.I. CIVIL WAR
    REENACTORS ASSOC.
    U.S. FIELD
    ARTILLERY ASSOC
    G. Lyman Dwight




    Heavy Artillery

    For More Information about Battery A, Unit Assoc. Contact:
    RIBatteryA@verizon.net
    Gregg A. Mierka,
    Battery Adjutant,
    Battery A, 1st Regt. R.I. Light Artillery
    c/o RI GAR Civil War Museum & Library, Cranston, R.I.


    RHODE ISLAND'S OWN

    Museum Logo
    Click the links in this table For:
    THE RHODE ISLAND HERITAGE HALL OF FAME
    PLUS SEE THE
    RHODE ISLAND'S OWN
    CIVIL WAR BIOGRAPHY SERIES

    The 2003 inductees of the R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame
    Thank you all for your support by contacting the R.I. Historical Society-R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame, and nominating both Generals A.E. Burnside and G.S. Greene to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.   Each year important Rhode Islanders, past & present, are selected.   Prior to November, 2003, "no" Rhode Island Civil War Veteran had ever been chosen.   To make nominations and suggestions or find out more, contact the offices of the "Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame" at 1445 Wampanoag Trl # 203 Riverside, RI 02915.   Your support helped to put an end to this oversight.   We are pleased to inform all our viewers that “12” important Rhode Island Civil War Veterans and nationally known Pre-Civil War Social-Political Activists were selected.
    Again thank you all for supporting the work we do.
    In F, C & L, Elisha Dyer Camp No.7.
    Click
    HERE
    Read about Rhode Islanders in the Civil War
    This link connects you to
    "Rhode Island's Own & "RI MOLLUS War Papers"
    Civil War Biographies & Personal Narratives
    Museum Logo

    TRY THESE GREAT
    LINKS
    BEST LINKS FOR CIVIL WAR EQUIPMENT

  • The Civil War Reenactors Home Page
    Here you can find out the latest news and events

  • The Forge Works
    Here you can find out ordering Period Camp Equipment

  • C&D Jarnagin & Company
    Here you can find out ordering Period cloths and uniforms

    LINKS FOR
    CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ORDNANCE

  • PAULSON BROTHERS ORDNANCE CORP.

  • SOUTH BEND REPLICAS, INC., JEFF STAFFORD, WHEELS AND CARRIAGES

  • STEEN CANNONS

  • JEFFERSON ARMORY


  • This site is managed by:
    Gregg A. Mierka, Battery A Adjutant,

    R.I. GAR Civil War Museum & Library, inc., Cranston, R.I.
    ©All Rights Reserved, 1884 & 2001

    DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE ?
    WANT TO JOIN
    THE RI GAR
    CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
    & Battery A ?
    CLICK


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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.


    Thank you for stopping by the Battery A Unit Association Home Page.
    Please let us know if we can help you again.

    "All For The Union"
    &
    The Old Fellows In Blue !

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