10th Rhode Island Infantry

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10th Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry was organized at Providence May 26, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 27-29. Attached to Sturgis' Command, Military District of Washington. Duty at Camp Frieze, Tennallytown, till June 26. Assigned to garrison duty in the Defences of Washington. Company "A" at Fort Franklin, "B" and "K" at Fort Pennsylvania, "C" at Fort Cameron, "D" at Fort DeRussy. "E" and "I" at Fort Alexander, "F" at Fort Ripley, "G" at Fort Gaines, "H" at Battery Vermond and Battery Martin Scott and "L" near Fort Pennsylvania. Left for home August 25. Mustered out September 1, 1862. The 10th Rhode Island wore an americanized zouave uniform. This uniform consisted of a sky blue zouave jacket with yellow trimming, a sky blue sash, a red kepi (usually worn with a white havelock over it,) a sky blue zouave vest, and chasseur style red trousers.


Provided garrison duty in Washington D.C.

Company B[edit]

Company B of the 10th Regiment was made up of about 125 students from Brown University and Providence High School.[1] Its captain for three months was Elisha Dyer, the former Governor of Rhode Island.[1] Legend has it that Brown's President Sears only consented to allow his students to enlist on the condition that Gov. Dyer accompany them.[1]


Regiment lost 3 by disease


  1. ^ a b c Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island 1. J.H. Beers & Company. 1908. pp. 2–4. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

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